Saturday, August 1, 2015

Review: The Santa Shimmy by Christianne C. Jones

Shimmy and shake like Santa in this interactive holiday board book. The rhyming text and energetic art will keep kids (and adults!) moving and laughing in anticipation of the holiday season.
For ages 0-2. From the Holiday Jingles series.
*Fun for the whole family*Playful and interactive rhyming text encourages movement and dancing*Great for Christmas promotions*Original, creative board books that will keep little ones entertained

I really enjoyed this book.

In The Santa Shimmy, toddlers and parents follow along as Santa and a little girl dance and move about.

I think this would be an excellent book to read aloud to toddlers. You can even join in with your child and do what Santa and the little girl do in the book. The actions aren't hard to do, so if you and your child have the energy and time for it, I say go ahead and give it a try. Given Santa's presence, I'd say this would be a fun book to read on Christmas eve or on December snow days.

I also liked the illustrations and layout. The variety in the sentences/pharses' positions, the font size and font color used helped give it a nice look that meshed well with the illustration style. The illustrations were sweet and perfect for the story. The colors used were also a wonderful fit to the story and the illustrations.

Thanks to NetGalley and Picture Window Books for the e-ARC.


  1. It's a fun book to read aloud.
  2. You can also do the actions with your child, while you're reading the book.
  3. The illustrations are perfect for the story. 


  1. Some may consider it a little weird to read this book before the Christmas season. 


  1. You're looking for a fun book to read with your toddler.
  2. You're looking for more activities to do with your child.
  3. You like children's books with pretty illustrations.



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