Santa’s Favorite Story
By: Hisako Aoki
Illustrated by: Ivan Gantschev
Recommneded for ages: Pre-K
Santa grew tired during a walk in the woods and stopped to take a nap. The woodland creatures saw him and thought Christmas was arriving early. As word spread through the forest, they excitedly gathered around sleeping Santa, waiting for him to wake up. When he did, he told them the story of the birth of Christ on the very first Christmas. After the story, the animals accompany Santa to the North Pole to help him get ready for Christmas. Santa teaches everyone about the best present of all.
This book is beautifully illustrated and the wide pages make it easy for everyone to see, as they snuggle up as a family. The birth of Christ is told from the perspective of the shepherds as they follow the Star of Bethlehem. Santa’s Favorite Story is a short, cute book to share with young-ones and remind them of how Christmas came to be.
What’s your favorite Christmas story?