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THE SANTA CLUB

Author: Kelly Moss

Illustrator: Jim Keserich

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Publisher: Palmary Press,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Santa is real ... very real. For children who think their parents are Santa, the transition can be confusing. This story helps with that transition. This book is for children to read WITH their parents.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, independent reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 10 and Up; read yourself: 10 and Up

Interest Level: 10 and Up

Age of Child: Read with an 11-year-old girl.

Young Reader Reaction: My daughter instantly connected with being a member of the Santa Club. It has renewed her love for and at the same time given her a new perspective on the holiday.

Adult Reader Reaction: I love this book! It answers the question with purpose and stays true to the Spirit of St. Nicholas.

Pros: Parents and caregivers looking for an empowering, positive way to help older kids understand the Spirit of Christmas will love sharing this book.

Cons: None. Just know that this is a book that a parent must read first and should not be shared until your child has decided whether Santa is real or not.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. This is a book you will want to have tucked away for the Christmas you need it.

If You Liked This Book, Try: AUNTIE CLAUS AND THE KEY TO CHRISTMAS   MRS. CLAUS EXPLAINS IT ALL   ARCTIC AIRLIFT

Educational Themes: This is a story for sharing the history of St. Nicholas and building a new bond with your child during the holidays. There are Bible references which focus on giving, faith, and the birth of Christ.

Notes: A Reading Tub® volunteer submitted this review. This is in her personal library.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, Christmas, middle grade

Date(s) Reviewed: November 2012

Other Reviews: No Critics Reviews found at the time of this review. See reader feedback at barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com.




                 

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