Rating: 4 stars
HUGE NEWS! I got my first piece of fan mail.
Hmm. Maybe I should be honest here. Is it still "fan" when the fan is the daughter of a good college friend and one of the few people who have been reading this blog o' mine from the beginning and did a few posts with me a year or two ago? And can I say "mail" when really it was a picture of a list of Christmas books that her daughter, Julia, had at her house that she wanted me to know about?
|Page two of Julia's (oh so cute!) list|
I consulted her mom--moms are always the final word, of course--and Beth said YES!
So here is one of the books her daughter, the bright and clever Julia, suggested I read and blog about. (If you'd like a little story about Julia that I wrote once upon a time, click here.)
It's a cute story involving several mystified reindeer; each cute illustration involves them looking confused and befuddled in a new way. They move about the North Pole, trying to figure out what's been keeping Santa. There's a nice rhythm to the rhyme and Lorelei and Ben definitely got into the little mystery: what has been keeping Santa?
I love a funny ending, and we were all smiling when the reindeer have it wrong: "My dear deer friends, you'll have to wait. / You're one day early--check the date! / On Christmas Eve we won't be late... / Nothing would ever keep Santa!"
Very cute book, very worthy of a check out.