"Far, far north, where the reindeer are, there is a snug little house with a bright red door. And in that house lives Santa Claus. / Every year, just when the nights are longest and the stars shine brightest, Santa feels a tingling in his whiskers. / Then he knows that the Christmas magic will soon be here."
Bookworm's interest at 24 months: I thought it was beyond his age level, but he sat rapt through the entire book, and I think we'll get a lot of use out of this one as the holidays draw near.
Parent's Peeve: Where is Mrs. Claus?
"The room has become a Christmas wonderland. The Christmas tree was giant and covered with dancing lights, silver and gold apples, sugar almonds, and all sorts of treats. Around the bottom of the tree were gifts for both Marie and Fritz. From a beautiful new doll in a pink silk dress to a cavalry of toy soldiers on toy horses, the children gazed in delight."
Bookworm's interest at 24 months: He is way too young for the text, but as I sat down to type this review, it occurred to me that the detail-rich illustrations would be great for playing I-Spy, which he loves.