Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Runaway Santa - Children's Book Review

I received book for review from Sky Pony Press.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
Once there was a jolly Santa who wanted to leave the North Pole on a worldwide vacation! He decides he wants to visit Mount Rushmore and see the stone faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. Then he’ll ski the silky slopes of the Swiss Alps. And after that, he’ll ride an elephant in South Africa on a safari. Santa is eager for a new adventure, but Mrs. Claus isn’t so sure he’s ready just yet. Before he takes off, she’s going to make sure he’s got his rock climbing gear. And his skis, and his hat. He must be ready!

It isn’t long before Santa realizes that maybe his adventure would be more fun with a friend. Mrs. Claus is clearly an expert adventurer herself, and so the two take off together on a runaway adventure. They have a little time before Christmas, after all, and everybody needs a break sometimes!
My Review:

A hardcover book that's perfect to read with children during the Christmas season, The Runaway Santa tells of how Santa Claus feels he needs to go on vacation.  With much patience, Mrs. Claus listens as Santa tells all the places he's going to go.  He describes what he'll do in Australia, South Africa, China, and other far-away places.  Mrs. Claus is cooperative the whole time, explaining what he will need to take and agreeing that she just wants him to be jolly on whatever vacation he chooses.  Santa decides in the end that it's better to be on vacation with Mrs. Claus, rather than go out on his own.
This book is geared for younger children, from Preschool to Kindergarten.  The illustrations are charming, and children will get glimpses of some activities that go on in different countries.