Sure, there are plenty of books about Santa Claus delivering presents and making Christmas happen. But how many books can you list that are the subject of Santa's childhood? How he grew up? What his parents were like? How he met Mrs. Claus and how he founded his toy shop? Such is the wonderful tale of Santa from Cincinnati, by Judi Barrett and Kevin Hawkes. (Note: Judi Barrett is the author of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!) This one came recommended to our family by Miss Nancy at The Storybook Shoppe, and it's an INSTANT holiday favorite. It's incredibly clever, thought provoking for little ones, and beautifully illustrated and captivating!
You see, Baby Boy Claus was born in Cincinnati General Hospital at 12:02 AM on December 25. Just like any other baby in Ohio, really.
Claus had a penchant for reindeer, carrying toys in sacks, and helping his father in his toy shop.
His parents kept him normal by staying interested in a variety of other activities... They made sure he got his diploma, went to his senior prom, played in a rock band and participated in sports.
Through the years as he made more and more toys, and received more and more lists, Claus came to be the beloved Santa Claus that we all know of. He fell in love and married Mrs. Claus in college, and hired a real estate agent to find him the perfect workshop. (Just imagining Santa Claus hiring a real estate agent made me laugh!)
And who can resist this modern spin: GPS keeps Santa from getting lost!
This is a WONDERFUL book for children. My daughter absolutely delighted in it! I highly recommend it. You can buy it right here, on our blog, by checking out below using Paypal. We will ship it to your door within days. As a thank you, we will take 10% OFF the list price!
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