Barrett, Judi Santa from Cincinnati, PICTURE BOOK. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012. $16.99 Content: G.
Told by Santa himself, he explains his childhood and how he became the most successful Christmas gift giver through specific holiday details.
I am partial to Santa Claus stories and this one was entertaining mainly because of the connections that are made with Christmas objects and Santa characteristics that most of us are familiar with. The illustrations aren’t particularly special, but they do help exaggerate the Santa Claus symbols and traditions in the text. This is a fun Santa Claus book, but it isn’t particularly striking.
Pre-K, EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL. Reviewed by: Shay, Teacher-Librarian