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"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."
Summary: Baby Santa was so excited that he couldn't wait for Christmas! But oh, what a mess he's made. When he unwrapped all of the gifts, the name tags got lost and the elves don't know who the presents belong to anymore. Ah, but Baby Santa is a Claus, and he has inherited his father's sense of gift giving. Can he get all of the packages identified in time for Santa to make his Christmas Eve deliveries? This is a Santa story with a different twist.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: Read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 9 to 12
Interest Level: 4 to 9
Reading Level: 2.8
Age of Child: Read by a 12-year-old girl
Young Reader Reaction: Our preteen thought it was sweet and predictable. She said she probably would have liked it when she was little.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a cute story, with a nice father-son connection that you don't often see in holiday books. I didn't like the illustrations. The colors were T-O-O vivid. I felt as though the book deserved "softer" (less computer-looking) images.
Pros: The magic of Santa lives on in this holiday story featuring Father Christmas and his son.
Cons: None, really.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a sweet story, but not likely to become a family treasure.
Educational Themes: There is a lesson about owning up to your mistakes and trying to fix what you've messed up.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.
Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, family, Christmas, life lessons
Date(s) Reviewed: December 2014
Other Reviews: No Critics Reviews found at the time of this review. See reader feedback at barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com.