For those of us with young children, the output of Julia Donaldson is as intrinsic to family life as tripping over Lego on the stairs and the background perma-hum of CBeebies. Since Magic Light Pictures began adapting the books for the small screen, their gentle animations have become a firm fixture of Christmas Day too, accompanying (though in our house never replacing) the obligatory viewing of The Snowman.
Cariad Lloyd and her three-year-old daughter have, like millions of others, read Donaldson’s books “obsessively”. But this Christmas, Lloyd, 37, becomes more than just another fan-parent when she joins the cast of big name actors voicing the characters in the latest book to be adapted, ...
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