A young boy goes Christmas shopping with his father and learns a lesson in giving from a store Santa. This is not exactly the traditional Saint Nicholas story about a man that lived 300 years after Christ and gave to the poor and needy. The story related by the store Santa gives a somewhat modern spin on the old tradition making Nicholas into a young boy.
I was hesitant at first to read and review this book since we will not be doing Santa with our children. I was pleasantly surprised though by how much I enjoyed it. I loved how they incorporated the story of the birth of Jesus and Nicholas’s prayers to God for guidance. There were beautiful illustrations throughout the book as well. I think the age range of four to eight that is on the back of the book is probably accurate. This book will be a regular read for us during the Christmas season.
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