By: Elizabeth Rooks. Format: Paperback. Read: February 2013.
It is the day after Christmas and Tyler is curious as to where Santa goes, now that he has finished his work. Tyler goes to each of his family members and asks them where they think Santa goes on vacation and each of the family members provide a different location. With each new location there is also a lesson on how to say hello with that county’s native tongue. There is even a pronunciation key in the back of the book.
Children and adults everywhere will love this latest book by Elizabeth Rooks. Where Does Santa go on Vacation after Christmas? is the first in a Santa-related trilogy focuses on teaching children about various cultures around the world. Rooks has written an excellent children’s book that will pique children’s interest in languages. The pronunciation key will help adults teach children the correct way to pronounce hello. This was an exciting start to a very promising series. Plus the bright pictures will bring smiles to the faces of children at every age. Highly recommend this for every adult with a child in his/her life.
I adore children books that not only entertain but also teach. Elizabeth Rooks has done this perfectly with this book. Foreign languages are easily learned when they are incorporated into a child’s language early in life. This is a great book to encourage a child to learn to read, but also to learn about other languages and cultures. Plus the pictures of Santa dressed in a toga or a reindeer surfing will delight any child’s imagination. I can’t wait to see what Santa does next!
Notes: A copy of this book was provided for me to review. To learn more about this author and her books, please visit her website.