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Sunday, October 30, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: The Santa Club by Kelly Moss

TITLE: The Santa Club

AUTHOR: Kelly Moss
PUBLISHER: Palmary Press
FORMAT: Hardcover, 32 pages
GENRE: Children's Picture Book
ISBN: 978-0982134016


A delightful book with captivating illustrations, The Santa Club transitions your child from receiving gifts to experiencing the joy of giving. With sensitivity, faith, and love, The Santa Club tackles the serious question, "Is Santa Claus Real?" To be read with your child, this wonderful book not only answers that sometimes "dreaded" question but it also addresses the questions of why Santa comes at Christmas and who was the first Santa. The Santa Club is a wonderful parenting resource and a stunning children's book, and is sure to become an annual family favorite.


I received this book for review from The Cadence Group through the LibraryThing Early Reviewer Program. I did not receive any compensation for my review, and the views expressed herein are my own. 

Moss answers two questions in this book that every child will undoubtedly ask: Is there a Santa Claus? and Is Santa Claus real?

I thought this was a cute book, and I liked the tie-in to the Birth of Jesus. Many people look at Christmas as an “either/or” deal: You either believe in Santa Claus or Jesus – not both. Christmas has also become so commercialized that we forget the “Christ” in “Christmas.” The simple explanation that Moss provides is that all people who give belong to “The Santa Club,”  whose members love children so much that they give without expecting anything in return. This book is a sweet reminder to remember the spirit of Christmas and to give joyfully.

The hardcover version of the book is of gift-quality with heavier pages. The illustrations are bright and colourful, and I love the way that St. Nicholas is depicted. 

MY RATING: 4 stars! I really liked it!!

This book qualifies as:
#91 for my 2011 100+ Reading Challenge 


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