Friday, December 9, 2011

Children's Book Reviews: Christmas

I have a couple of picture books that I don't have enough to say to make a full review, but needed to give them a mention.

A delightful book with captivating illustrations, The Santa Club transitions your child from receiving gifts to experiencing the joy of giving. With sensitivity, faith, and love, The Santa Club tackles the serious question, "Is Santa Claus Real?" To be read with your child, this wonderful book not only answers that sometimes "dreaded" question but it also addresses the questions of why Santa comes at Christmas and who was the first Santa. The Santa Club is a wonderful parenting resource and a stunning children's book, and is sure to become an annual family favorite.

I have to be honest here.  I couldn't read this book to my kids.  My oldest is fourteen, and has long since figured out Santa; but my two younger boys still heartily believe and we still have fun with the Santa thing.  So I couldn't read a book to them that is essentially for those times when your kids start asking if Santa is real or not.  That said, I think it would be a fun little book when your child is ready.  The illustrations aren't really my thing, but they're colorful and fun, and I think kids will like them a lot.   

If you were left out in the cold snow all by yourself, would you be mad? Of course you would! Well, this snowman is out for revenge, especially after he sees those kids in the nice warm house, eating cookies and drinking hot chocolate! So, let's see what happens in this delightful story, nicely flowing with rhymed verse, beautifully illustrated and quite humorous indeed. So loveable, it's sure to be an instant favorite and a timeless classic with "kids" of all ages.

This whole book is just super cute.  I really liked the story--it made me smile.  The kids think it's funny too.  It's a little different take on the usual snowman story.  The illustrations are great, and fit right in with the fun tone of the story.  I like to collect Christmas/winter books and bring them out in December, and this is a very nice addition to my collection.

I received both of these books from the publisher for review. 

1 comment:

  1. I adore children's books (even though my youngest is 18 years old now). We have a large collection of the favorites and someday I will share reading out loud with grandchildren. Thank you for the review of these two. They sound like a lot of fun!