Handing back to Mandie for book two in our Festive Reads Feature, Santa’s Countdown to Christmas.
The Official Book Blurb
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.
Santa’s Countdown to Christmas is like an advent calendar of stories for children. Each day you see Santa deal with something new….. Will his suit fit him this year? Will they have enough toys?
What I loved is that each day although a story in its own right flowed quite nicely into the next day and each story has a charming illustration to accompany it. I think my favourite character has to be Tec the Elf who comes up with one madcap invention after another in an attempt to modernise Santa and his operation.. not always very successfully.
The stories will make you smile but you may just have a problem getting your child to wait until the next day to find out what happens. You may not be able to persuade them to have this instead of the chocolate advent calendar we all love but it would be a welcome addition to it.
With thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the advance copy for review. The book is available now from the following retailers: