Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Review: Baby Santa's Worldwide Christmas Adventure by M. Maitland DeLand


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
What in the world is Santa going to do when his sleigh breaks down?
The presents are packed up, Santa is ready . . . but where is his magical sleigh? For the first time in history, Santa's sleigh is broken. Santa is grounded on the most important night of the year. How will children around the world get their presents?
Baby Santa, the youngest member of the Claus family, comes to the rescue. With his boundless energy, bright smile, and bouncy enthusiasm, Santa's son hatches a plan to save Christmas and have a traveling adventure at the same time.
Baby Santa takes his father on a great Christmas race around the world. Leaping into jeeps, cavorting on camels, and balancing in balloons, Baby Santa and his dad rely on local transportation to help them deliver presents to each and every locale.
With ingenuity and insight, Baby Santa saves Christmas and shows what sons and fathers can accomplish when they work together. This inspiring story will liven up the holidays as children (and their parents) experience the wonders of traveling the globe with the youngest adventurer from the North Pole.

MY TAKE:
Christmas may be months away but it's always fun to read Christmas books so I gave this one a try.

In Baby Santa's Worldwide Christmas Adventure, Santa's sleigh is broken and he must quickly come up with a way to deliver the gifts to kids all over the world.

I like the idea of Santa's kid being a child genius and helping his father out. Reading about how Santa and Baby Santa were able to travel the world was nice, but it was the illustrations that really tied the story together and gave it oomph. They're pretty much exactly how you'd expect a children's Christmas book illustration to look like, but with a little bit more humor and lightness.

The only thing that didn't work for me was the look of Baby Santa. He reminds me a little bit of human Chip from Beauty and the Beast and I didn't really find him cute. Other than that, this book brought a smile to my face.

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

THE GOOD:

  1. The illustrations are nice.
  2. You do feel a little bit like you're visiting the different countries with Santa and Baby Santa.
  3. Santa and Baby Santa's disguises are cute.

THE BAD:

  1. Baby Santa may not be how you'd imagine or prefer he would look.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
"Don't forget your earmuffs, Baby Santa," Mrs. Claus said.
READ IT IF:

  1. You like reading Christmas books.
  2. You or your child like travelling.
  3. You are looking for a book you can read to your child on Christmas Eve.

RATING:
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