Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

The Santa Secret

The Santa Secret

Carol Wallace
Illustrator:  Steve Bjorkman 
For ages 5 to 7
Holiday House, 2007   ISBN: 978-0823421268

It is almost Christmas and everyone in Kari’s house is talking about what they want for Christmas, everyone except for Kari. When her parents ask her what she wants, Kari says: “Santa knows.” Kari’s brothers warn her that she needs to be sure that she properly asks, because she might up with something that she doesn’t want.

Kari’s parents take the children to the mall to visit Santa in the hope that Kari will tell them all what she wants, but the girl tells her family that her Christmas gift wish is “Santa’s secret.” Will Santa give Kari what she wants for Christmas? Does he know the wish that is in her heart?

In this engaging early chapter book, Carol Wallace keeps her readers guessing until the very last chapter. Though readers will find out what Kari’s secret is, they will still be left with a mystery. How did Kari’s gift arrive?