Friday, December 24, 2010

CHRISTMAS BOOK REVIEW: SANTA AND THE LITTLE TEDDY BEAR BY PETER JOHN LUCKING

This is a cross point from my Christmas blog, The Christmas Spirit , from September 2010.

SANTA AND THE LITTLE TEDDY BEAR--Written & Illustrated by PETER JOHN LUCKING (released Oct 2010)

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I was very pleased to have the opportunity to read and review this book. I read it with my sons (ages 7 and 8) and it was such a fun experience. The story is about a sad little teddy bear that never gets bought from the toy shop and so he never gets to make a child happy on Christmas day. He is very sad about it and it's looking like this Christmas will be the same...until Santa shows up. The teddy bear accompanies Santa on his Christmas Eve journey delivering presents to little children around the world. Along the way, the teddy bear learns about self-esteem and self-discovery and finding a way to be happy in the world. Interlaced throughout the story are lyrics of traditional Christmas carols and then there are pages with the entire lyrics of the songs for singing along with the family. Also, each stop that Santa makes is in a diffenrent country so we learn about new places and cultures. There is even the story of the Nativity and the Immaculate Conception. For me, the piece de resistance of this book were the wonderful illustrations. They are absolutely gorgeous (I've included a few here...aren't they beautiful?).


This book would make a wonderful addition to any family's holiday book collection. Not only does it help us recognize the spirit of Christmas, but it also helps us to celebrate and enjoy the beauty of Christmas and learn a few important lessons along the way.

Thank you to Peter for allowing me to read and reviw his wonderful book!



About the book:
Dedicated to the children of the world.

Love, Peace, and Joy to All!

A magical ride with Santa and the reindeer takes a teddy bear on a whirlwind adventure to become a special Christmas gift.

Get ready! It’s Christmas Eve! Free your spirit, fly around the world with magic transportation on this epic action-packed adventure roller coaster ride.

Visit exotic places, far beyond Woop Woop and the Black Stump. Encounter strange creatures and cultures and sing along with the characters in an enchanted unforgettable ride.

Book 2, Coming Soon--SANTA AND THE LITTLE TEDDY BEAR: THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING LETTERS

Visit the WEBSITE to learn more and if you'd like to purchase a copy.

Merry Christmas!

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