Susie Caron's Review of Children's Picture BookSecret Santa Squirrels
A Fun Rhyming Christmas Picture Book, by Hazel Nutt
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Secret Santa Squirrels. The subtitle lets the reader know that it’s a ‘Fun Rhyming Christmas Picture Book,” Then, just like taking a ride with Santa, we are off speedily from there.
Children and adults may have wondered over the years: “How does Santa deliver all those presents in such a short amount of time?” The answer is revealed in this well-illustrated picture book. It appears it has something to do with Reindeer poo. That’s correct, I said Reindeer poo.
I’ve had the pleasure of years of careers working with children and their adults, and I know and understand children well. That’s why this book made me smile. You see, at certain developmental levels, kids love to talk about poo, any kind of poo. That’s one of the reasons this book is so delightful. Oh, and of course, everyone loves Christmas.
But, you may ask, “What does all this have to do with squirrels?” I don’t want to give the story away,which is fun to read aloud. However, I will tell you that all this time I thought squirrels hibernated, like the Easter Bunny. This sweet little book taught me differently. Oh, and lest I forget, this little picture book, Secret Santa Squirrels, also reveals which houses Santa really revisits. (Parents will love this part.)
I recommend Hazel Nutt’s picture book, Secret Santa Squirrels, for a good Christmas read with children. I believe it could become a nice tradition to read to children every year. Happy reading!
Remember to return here this Thursday to read my interview with the author - Hazel Nutt, who swears she is forever two years old. (That may explain the fascination with poo?)
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Susie E. Caron MA,
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Christian, Wife, & Mother, helps build parent-child relationships, 1 blog, book & podcast at a time.
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July 13 at 7:17pm ·
Just wanted to say that I love your posts about the different ways to connect/relate/understand your child. It has given me a new approach towards understanding my daughter and allowing HER to tell me how she feels instead of me suggesting to her how she should feel. Thanks Susie!