Thursday, December 4, 2014

#Review: Santa Is Coming To Colorado by Steve Smallman/Illustrated by Robert Dunn and Jim Mitchell #Colorado #KidsBooks


It's Christmas Eve, Have you been good? Santa's packed up all the presents and is headed your way! With the help of a certain red-nosed reindeer, Santa flies over:
•Denver Cathedral
•Rainbow Arch Bridge
•Denver Art Museum
•Colorado National Monument
•Denver Zoo sign
•State Capitol
•Air Force Academy Chapel, Colorado Springs
•Bent's Old Fort
•Kit Carson Carousel, Burlington
•Coors Field
"Ho, ho ho!" laughs Santa. "Merry Christmas, Colorado!"

My review:

I saw a format of this book for Halloween and thought it was rather cute. When I saw there was a Santa version I had to pick it up. After all, I do live in Colorado and to have a book written specifically for the states that children might live in is rather fun. What kid wouldn't like to read about places they might see every day in a book?

I loved the juxtapose of bright colors for Santa, the elves, deer, and city lights verses the night sky. The illustrators did quite a fine job on each and every page. They managed to engage me as Santa flies through the different area of Colorado.

Even though I am sure the author essentially writes the various books the same way, it is obvious he still has to do a bit of research to come up with specific land marks for each and every city. Check out the places that he went to in Colorado.

Of course no book would be complete unless there was a problem on the way. I won't tell you what that is but I will tell you that one of the reindeer saves the night. No, it wasn't the red nosed one either.

I will certainly be buying a couple more of these books to send to my Grandchildren where they live. I know they will love it. Oh and for the record, he does have certain cities too. Ho ho ho!

This book gets 4 stars.

Disclosure: I purchased a copy of this book for my own collections. The review expressed here is 100% my own and may differ from yours. 

~Tis the season...Naila Moon

Where to find the author:

Steve Smallman lives in Staffordshire with his wife, two dogs and two cats. He has four children and a grandchild. Steve has been illustrating children’s books for almost 30 years and writing his own stories for slightly less. He also teaches illustration workshops in schools, including mural-painting. Steve is the author of Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater (Winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2009) and The Lamb Who Came for Dinner (Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award and read by Meatloaf on CITV's Bookaboo). When he’s not working, Steve enjoys films, television, gardening and walking in the countryside.

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