Friday, December 21, 2012
Friday Reads: A Letter to Santa by Gaby Goldsack
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.