Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Santa Claus

Santa Claus

Rod Green
Illustrator:  Simon Danaher , Carol Wright , Jon Lucas 
Novelty Book
For ages 6 and up
Simon and Schuster, 2006   ISBN: 978-1416927587

It may be that you are one of those people who think they know all there is to know about Santa Claus. You think you know where he lives, how he works, what his elves are like, and what he likes do in his spare time. I am willing to guess though that there is much that you don’t know. The wonderful thing is that with this book in your hands you will learn all kinds of wonderful things about Santa, his wife, his elves, their work, and their magical life.

Let us begin with the location of his home. The North Pole you say. And yet how is it that no one has ever found Santa’s famous workshop? The answer is simple, one has to know where the magic portal is. Once you step though it, you will see Santa’s log cabin before you. The house looks small but it is a look bigger than it looks and it is full of rooms which are bulging with magical objects.

Next we are going to learn about the elves and their work. You will discover that Santa’s workshop is equipped with some very high tech gizmos to help the elves get the job done. Then we get to meet Mrs. Claus and she shares her Christmas cookie recipe with us. If you want to know about the reindeer then the next section is for you. You will read that Blitzen can reach speeds of more than sixty-five miles an hour and that Dancer is the most graceful of Santa’s reindeer.

Santa fans of all ages will enjoy this wonderful book with its entertaining text, its annotated illustrations, and its numerous envelopes to open, flaps to lift, and tabs to pull. The author goes into great detail painting a fascinating portrait of one of the world’s most famous and beloved characters