Golden Rudolph, Expert Santa
I haven’t posted about nearly as many Christmas books this year as I did last, though I have three excellent ones for you today. One year Santa Claus finds that all of his old red suits are worn out and decides it’s time for a change. After trying on and rejecting several outfits, Santa decides on a new blue and purple plaid suit. But no body likes it. At all. After much negative feedback, Santa Claus is delighted to find on Christmas Eve that Mrs. Claus has purchased for him a brand new red suit, just like his old ones and Santa dons his traditional garb for his annual rounds. Santa’s New Suit by Laura Rader Recommended.
A tip of the hat and sincerest thanks to Natasha over at the Maw Books blog whose review brought Santa Claus The World’s Number One Toy Expert to my attention. This cute and colorful book shows how Santa spends so much time meeting and talking to kids and picking out and selecting the perfect toys for each child. The hours and hours spent in the warehouse testing, testing, testing all the toys and wrapping all the presents. And how Santa Claus gets it right 99% of the time. Then on Christmas Day after all the presents have been delivered, Santa gets to play with the toy he has picked out for himself. And it’s almost always ‘just right’. Recommended
This last book is especially for Jodith who commented on this post that the Little Golden Book Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer is her favorite children’s book! I was thrilled to be able to get it from the library much sooner than I expected and found myself humming the old song to myself as I drove home with my treasure. I’m sorry to say the book was not as good as I had been expecting. It appears to be based on the cartoon television special that is based on the familiar Christmas carol and frankly I found it just a little disappointing. Nonetheless Recommended, if only for nostalgic value.