AUTHOR: Kelly Moss ~ Illustrated by Jim Keserich
INFO: Hardcover, Fiction, 32 pages
PUBLISHED: Palmary Press, 2011
SOURCE: Received from Publisher for Review
FROM GOODREADS: 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.
MY TAKE: Many parents dread the day when their child asks them if Santa Claus is real. This charming new book by Kelly Moss is a lovely way to ease into that discussion. The colorful illustrations by Jim Keserich will delight both kids and adults. They complement the author's explanation brilliantly and will capture the attention and imagination.
The author has created a story that I think will become a family tradition. It invites the young reader with questions to join an exclusive club ~ "The Santa Club". There is a caution that the reader can't share what they've learned with others who aren't already a member. Ms. Moss brings together elements of Santa and the joy of giving with that of Christ and the reason for Christmas. Her book is appropriate for kids to read by themselves or with an adult. It will help keep the magic alive even for older kids who have already decided they know the truth. The true spirit of giving will be reinforced.
I highly recommend The Santa Club for all. It is a very gift-worthy book in a beautiful hardcover format with the full color illustrations. There is a really neat page in the back for a new Santa Club member where the child's photo can be placed. More info can be found at TheSantaClub.com.
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