Help little ones be patient until Christmas with this storytelling twist on the timeless Advent tradition. Each day, starting December 1st and counting down to Christmas Eve, children can read a story that recounts how Santa and Ms. Claus, the elves and the reindeer get ready for the big night ahead, from Santa’s initial fitness test (will he make it through the chimney this year?) to a behind-the-scenes look at Santa’s toy factory. A book that captures all the excitement and the magic of the holiday season. **Festive hardcover edition with glitter on the cover**
This is such a fun idea and different twist on the Advent idea leading up to Christmas day. Every day adults and kids can read a story together to count down the days until Santa comes. The stories talk about how the Claus’ and Elves prepare for Christmas which can also provide a chance for people to talk about what preparations they make in their own family.
The only negative I see is children have been ‘trained’ to flip pages to read the stories so having them focus and understand you have to stick to just one page might cause a little confusion. If you have multiple kids and let them take turns reading a story each day that might make it a bit easier but it’s one of those try it out and see what happens things.
This illustrations are beautiful, festive, colorful and absolutely perfect accompaniments to the stories.
Thank you to Netgalley and CrackBoom! Books for allowing me to review this book.
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*synopsis and pic from netgalley.com