Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday Reads: A Letter to Santa by Gaby Goldsack

A Letter to Santa is about a little boy who writes his annual letter to Santa on Christmas Eve and sends it up the chimney so it will reach the North Pole on time for the big guy to read it.  Then it goes into a dream sequence tour of Santa's workshop.

I picked this one up at Chapters off the bargain books rack (and it belonged there).

OK - a bit of a pessimistic start to the review...but I am truly glad I didn't spend more than $5 on it.

The story itself is OK.  It is the way it is told that is so frustrating.  The rhyme structure is awkward - clumsy, even.  It is hard to get into a rhythm while reading it.

Worse, though, is how detached my girls were from it. I had to keep calling their attention back to the story, only to lose it shortly after.  It didn't engage them and they didn't find it interesting or entertaining..

I had high hopes for it, but I have to say this one was a fail.

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