About the Book
Once there was a jolly Santa who wanted to leave the North Pole on a worldwide vacation! He decides he wants to visit Mount Rushmore and see the stone faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. Then he’ll ski the silky slopes of the Swiss Alps. And after that, he’ll ride an elephant in South Africa on a safari. Santa is eager for a new adventure, but Mrs. Claus isn’t so sure he’s ready just yet. Before he takes off, she’s going to make sure he’s got his rock climbing gear. And his skis, and his hat. He must be ready!
It isn’t long before Santa realizes that maybe his adventure would be more fun with a friend. Mrs. Claus is clearly an expert adventurer herself, and so the two take off together on a runaway adventure. They have a little time before Christmas, after all, and everybody needs a break sometimes!
My Take on the Book
When you think about it, Santa needs a vacation after all the hustle and bustle of Christmas. This story will put a smile on your face. Mrs. Claus is a very good wife for Santa. When Santa decided to take off on his adventures/vacation she made sure he had all the equipment he needed for his trip.
Your child will be introduced to Mt. Rushmore, the Swiss Alps, the Great Wall of China, rainforests, and even a safari.
The illustrations by Arron Zenz compliment the text beautifully.
This is a different kind of Christmas story which I think you will enjoy.