My boys were sent another great book each from Signature Gifts, this time they were personalised with their names. I have been holding off reviewing these as
long as possible as I thought my two would start badgering me about how long
till Christmas and start planning their Christmas list in intricate
detail! Luckily they both just seemed
to really enjoy the story (so far so good!).
Christmas is definitely a time of magic and family
traditions, a book like this can really complement that well. My two wrote letters to Santa for the first
time last year as part of the build up to Christmas. They were curious to hear about where their letters go. This book is lovely as it takes them on the
journey the letter makes to Santa and then on to the delivery of presents at
the end. I think when it comes to
writing to Santa nearer Christmas we will revisit this book and make the
experience more meaningful for them.
It is the ideal book to reinforce how much Santa likes good
behaviour, having a book mentioning the all important elf checks to make sure
rooms are tidy and teeth brushed before presents can be made and delivered
helps encourage them to be on their best behaviour! I can also add in some nice extras like be kind to your brother! You to could utilise the power of the elf,
seriously all stressed out mum’s need a copy of one of these books…
The book was personalised throughout, mainly in every image but also a couple of times in the text.
Boys were absorbed from the get go, they love hearing about Santa but
also they really liked seeing their own names in print. Last time we reviewed for Signature Gifts we
had samples so it was nice having their actual names this time.
The rhyming language is simple for any child to understand
and enjoy and being a book filled with appealing images of Santa, Elves,
Reindeer and Polar Bears it will be very popular.
Eldest enjoyed polar bear spotting, as there are some to find on
every double page, a pleasant additional feature of the book for any fan of
finding activities (he has all the Where’s Wally books for this very reason!).
The book costs £9.99 and is available to buy from Gone Digging and selected Fenwick stores (in the children’s toy department) from September. Keep an eye on my blog as
later in the year I will bring you a competition to win a copy!