Join Santa on a layer-by-layer Christmas Eve journey!
by Jennie Bradley
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Pub Date 2 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 5 Oct 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – becker & mayer!, becker&mayer! kids
Each page of this innovative board book has die-cut parts that layer together to create a dimensional portrait of Santa. In Secrets of the Season: Santa’s Journey, the first page shows Santa in the North Pole all dressed and ready to go as he checks his list one last time. Turn the page and the list disappears as Santa takes to the sky in his reindeer-drawn sleigh. With each turn of the page, another element is lifted, until finally Santa himself leaves presents under a decorated tree.
A glittery cover; bold, adorable illustrations; and simple, rhyming sentences bring the magic of this holiday adventure to life.
The Secrets of the Season series of die-cut board books explore the stories and iconic characters associated with a range of holiday and seasonal celebrations. Each book pairs simple rhyming text and bright bold illustrations with die-cut layers to create an interactive adventure for young readers.
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Average rating from 17 members
A short book about Santa’s work on Christmas Eve for a young audience. The illustrations are very bright and cheery and the text explains simply and effectively what Santa gets up to. The die cuts add an element of fun not experienced in the digital copy I received from NetGalley and publisher in exchange for my review.
I call these objects tools for getting very small hands used to wanting books within their grasp, and this looks like a successful one. A very easily-read rhyme concerning Santa's visit, bright colours and a nice level of detail in the ilustrations, both add to the feel of this object, where die-cut board pages will reveal different levels of detail about the man at every turn, and give the narrative feel of unwrapping a present, pass-the-parcel fashion.
This picture storybook reads just like a season's greeting card and it's just too cute!
Apt for the mentioned age group of zero to five year olds, I feel this one is a good start for the upcoming Christmas holidays!
Thank you, author/artist and the publisher for the advance reading copy.
A cute little board book about Santa coming to visit and leave toys on Christmas Eve. The cartoon style illustrations are endearing and the story simple and sweet.
A die-cut board book perfect for the littlest book enthusiasts. The book is the perfect length for short attention spans. The brightly coloured illustrations and how it is written in rhyme will draw children in. My almost 2 and 4 year Olds both thoroughly enjoyed the book (though the oldest would have liked it to be longer.
A great book to read to young ones in the lead up to Christmas, especially those up to the age of 3. Highly recommend as a Christmas present for the babies in your life to be enjoyed for Christmases to come.
Thank you to Netgalley and Quarto Publishing Group – becker & mayer! for the opportunity to review this book
This is a lovely little story about Santa's Journey on Christmas Eve. The rhyming words will thrill young children. The illustrations are cute and in vibrant colours. The board book would be very nice to complete the activities which obviously an ebook cannot. I would recommend this book. It would be a welcome addition to a Christmas Eve Box.
I could definitely see this in the Christmas Eve box for my Children, they'd love it.
Lovely, rhyming story. Simple enough to read and for children to possibly memorise and recite.
The illustrations are bright and cheery and I loved the added touch of the cut out. Seeing Santa's form build up on the left side, with each turn of the page. Until eventually you get the back of Santa, leaving until next year.
I got my four year old niece involved and she absolutely loved it.
It is a rhyming book for young children. It's colourful and enjoyable.
It's about what Santa does christmas eve. It's a book I'd use to encourage children to pick up and read. As I said it's colourful so catches your eye and of course Santa is most children's hero.
I loved it
My toddler and I really enjoyed this book. The illustrations were lovely, and we enjoyed watching Santa and learning about Christmas on every page. This is the kind of book that will be read over and over again.
Santa lives at the North Pole and this creative, sweet board book allows kids to join him on his magical Christmas Eve journey as he visits homes all around the world.
This interactive, die-cut little gem engages kids and allows them a front row seat on Santa's sleigh as he delivers presents to kids everywhere on his list.
The illustrations are fantastic. They are colourful, detailed and full of holiday spirit. Die-cut parts layer together to finally create a picture of jolly old Santa leaving presents under a decorative holiday tree. The cover twinkles and sparkles with glitter and the rhyming text will be a huge hit with this age group. I highly recommend this book. It's great fun to share.
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