Thursday, September 5, 2013

Review: Baby Santa and the Lost Letters by M. Maitland DeLand


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Only a week until Christmas, and the last delivery of children's Christmas letters to Santa have not arrived at the North Pole!
Santa and his elves are ready to finish making presents . . . but where is the last batch of Christmas letters? For the first time in history, the mailbox at the North Pole is empty. If Santa can't find the missing letters, Christmas will be ruined for children across the world.
Just when it seems that all is lost, out jumps Baby Santa. The youngest member of the Claus family relies on his quick wits, his winning attitude, and his endless energy to solve the mystery of the lost letters with help from remarkable animal characters around the globe.
Responding to a cry for help, penguins, kangaroos, and even a three-toed sloth cooperate with friends on every continent in an amazing race to save the holidays.
With a boundless spirit of cooperation, Baby Santa proves that Christmas is for every living being. Children and their parents will thrill to this exciting holiday adventure guided by the youngest member of the Claus family, Baby Santa.

MY TAKE:
I really enjoyed the other Baby Santa book I read so I was looking forward to reading this one.

In Baby Santa and the Lost Letters, the last batch of letters to Santa are missing and Santa has to find them. Baby Santa and Prancer the Reindeer work together and help get Prancer's animal friends to help find and bring the letters to the North Pole.

I think it's because I'm more of a travel lover than an animal lover that I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first one I read. However, I still found this book to be quite cute. I mean, I'm not sure how plausible it is that the animals were able to deliver the letters that quickly, but if you stop thinking about the science, it just becomes a nice story. I also liked that Santa gave the animals who helped out a little gift as a thank you.

Thanks to NetGalley and Greenleaf Book Group Press for the e-copy.

THE GOOD:

  1. The illustrations are nice.
  2. It's a fun read.
  3. The animals are charming.

THE BAD:

  1. Some might question or get bogged down wondering if it's really plausible for animals to move that quickly.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
"Yes, Baby Santa. Christmas is for animals, too."
READ IT IF:

  1. Your child is an animal lover.
  2. You like Christmas books.
  3. You are looking for a book to read to your child on Christmas Eve.

RATING:
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