I was planning on reviewing this one for Christmas, but after reading this one, I thought heck no. This one needs to be read before and until Christmas! It is like an advent calendar, just with stories instead of little presents or chocolate. XD Today, December 1st, is the DAY to get this book and start reading it.
OK, I didn’t read it a story a day, I just wanted to soak it all up, plus, I couldn’t wait. But for kids this one is perfect. The stories are bite-sized and perfect for a couple of minutes a day before bed (or at another more special time).
In this book we start at December 1st and go all the way to Christmas. Each day has a short story about an event happening during that day. From the preparations to tech-jinks from our Tek elf to getting fit and ready to go up on the roof to Rudolf getting a cold and there is much more. Each day counts down to the events and there is also another story that comes back most of the days, namely the wish of a little sad boy who didn’t want anything and is lonely. It is up to Santa to find a present so perfect it will make the boy smile again. I really head fun reading each story and seeing Christmas get closer and see more and more things get done. I do vote to get rid of the “How many more presents do we need to wrap” machine, good lord, that thing would give any sane person anxiety 100%. XD I loved seeing all the things that were happening at Santa’s place and I just want to sleep in those plushies, eat some yummy Christmas bakes, and also pet the reindeer. I just love how many things are the same for each Christmas Santa book, but yet there are always small details/differences.
I also loved seeing all the different elves. From the ones who bake to the one who makes Santa a bit more modern (though some things he should maybe test a bit more… and some things he shouldn’t forget).
The illustrations are just terrific. I really loved how Mr and Ms. Claus were drawn, but also the elves and the TON of details. The art is just so much fun and gives the book some extra sparks and glitter. There is so much to see on each illustration and I love the colours.
All in all, a perfect Christmas book and oh so much fun to read. Maybe I will just do a re-read from today on until Christmas! I wouldn’t mind that! Recommended to all looking for a fun and creative book with great art!