Little Santa by Jon Agee (2013)
Goodreads Summary: Ever wonder what Santa was like as a child? Award-winning author/illustrator Jon Agee brings us the funny, playful answer in this Christmas picture book destined to become a classic.
Little Santa loves the North Pole. The rest of his family? Not so much. So, when they decide to move to Florida, Santa is miserable. Lucky for him, a blizzard foils their plans. The only way out of the house is up the chimney. Up goes Santa, to look for help, and along the way, he meets a reindeer and a large group of elves, who are more than eager to join in the rescue!
This book is a really cute children’s story about Santa when he was young. His family hate the cold and want to move but Santa wants to stay. When they get snowed in, he comes to their rescue and all the building blocks of the Santa myth begin to form. In a way it kind of reminded me of the Rudolph story where someone different ended up being the hero because of their differences.
The story is quite short and full of beautiful pictures. While it’s geared toward children, I still really enjoyed it. I’m sure that children would love this book too and enjoy reading it around the holidays.
Plus I feel like it has a positive message as far as following what you love even if your family isn’t on board with it. So I really enjoyed this and would recommend it to anyone.
My Rating: ★★★★☆