Myer Christmas Windows 2015 – Little Dog and the Christmas Wish

“When John Kerr saw a children’s book last December by Melburnians Corinne Fenton and Robin Cowcher, he knew instantly it would be perfect for this year’s windows – and it just had to be special to celebrate the 60th anniversary.” (The Age, Saturday, November 7th, 2015)

Corinne Fenton was sitting in the Hopetoun Tea Rooms when she pictured a little white dog sheltering outside from the rain and the idea for Little Dog and the Christmas Wish was born. Robin Cowcher’s beautifully detailed ink and water colour illustrations bring Little Dog to life and transport the reader back to Christmas in Melbourne in the 1950s.

In the story, Little Dog’s owner Jonathon has gone Christmas shopping with his mum on Christmas Eve and when Little Dog is frightened by an afternoon storm he goes in search of Jonathon. Little Dog finds himself lost in the rainy city and wanders past many familiar Melbourne landmarks including Flinders Street Station, The Block Arcade, the Hopetoun Tea Rooms and the Myer Christmas Windows while trying to find his way home. You can’t help but fall in love with Little Dog and hope that he gets his Christmas wish as he reminds us all of the importance of ‘home’…

The Hopetoun Tea Rooms has the BEST window display of delicious cakes!

Andrew Stevens of The Age newspaper has written a fabulous interactive article for the 60th anniversary of the Myer Christmas Windows. It gives a wonderful insight into how Corinne and Robin created their picture book and how in turn John Kerr and his amazing Stage One team have transformed Little Dog and the Christmas Wish into this year’s magical Myer Christmas Windows that are so quintessentially Melbourne. 

Click on the image below and scroll down to read the article and view photos and videos.


The Myer Christmas Windows will be revealed on November 10th

I wonder what your Christmas Wish might be….

 

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6 thoughts on “Myer Christmas Windows 2015 – Little Dog and the Christmas Wish

  1. I can’t wait to see the Myer Christmas windows. Thank you Miss Y for sharing details about the focus for the special 60th Anniversary year. The Myer Christmas windows have always been a family tradition and I know even the long queues won’t dampen my spirits because it’s so good that other people are making the Myer windows a special family Christmas tradition too. I might see some of our school families in the queue.
    Mrs S

  2. Hi Mrs S,

    I can’t wait to see how Little Dog and the Christmas Wish has been brought to life in the Myer Christmas Windows!

    I too love that visiting the Myer windows is a Christmas tradition for many families and I wouldn’t be surprised if you see a few SMOT families there when you go.

    I will be showing our students this blog post during the week and hope lots of them will be able to see Little Dog and the Christmas Wish…

    Miss Y 🙂

  3. Hi Kayla,

    I think the Myer Christmas Windows will be gorgeous and I can’t wait to see Little Dog…

    I hope you are going to see the windows too!

    Miss Y 🙂

  4. Hi Miss Y
    I went to see the Myer windows and I was so excited to see Christmas has arrived in Melbourne. There were huge crowds around the windows but I’m lucky I’m tall and I could see all the windows showing Melbourne in the 50’s. Little Dog was so cute that I wanted to take him home with me.
    Mrs B

  5. Hi Mrs B,

    I’m so glad you went to see the Myer Christmas Windows! I might need to take some stilts with me when I go to visit because I’m not tall like you!

    I think I might be like you and want to bring Little Dog home with me as well…

    Miss Y 🙂

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