Friday, October 16, 2015

Children's Book Review: When Santa Was a Baby

When Santa Was a Baby
by Linda Bailey
Illustrations by Genevieve Godbout
Tundra Books, 2015
Source: Netgalley in return for an honest review
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I realize it seems early for a Christmas book, but we're getting close to November!  That means that Christmas is just around the corner and somebody better get a move on her Holiday shopping.  Or I'll wait until after Thanksgiving and order as much as possible online. :)

Here's a bit about this book:
How did Santa become Santa?  Well you'll find out in this story about how Santa grew up.  With his need to wear red and his big belly laugh, his parents knew he was something special right away.  We watch as he grows up and gives away toys, instead of asking for his own birthday gifts.  His parents dote on him, and love him, and are extremely proud of him as they watch him from the time he is a baby, until he's an adult.

The pictures are beautiful and bright and fun, filled with rosy cheeked people and bright toys.  There isn't too much going on on each page, but enough for kids to find interesting images throughout.

My daughter has a box of Christmas books that we wrap up (most are borrowed and passed down) and open each day leading up to Christmas.  We'll use the same books each Christmas, but add one or two each year to it.  She only has 20 right now and I'd like to have 24.  This might be a great addition to our Christmas book round up.

Image Source: Goodreads

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