Every year on Christmas Eve, the kids and I make a special plate of cookies for Santa and then we set the “Santa Trap”. We set up a hidden camera and wait for Santa…One year we caught Santa right in our living room! The next year we even caught Rudolf on camera! While we want the kids to remember the real meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ, I still want them to have a little bit of that special magic that comes when you believe in Santa Claus.
“Max, The Boy Who Didn’t Believe In Santa Claus” is the story of Max, a little boy who begins to doubt in the existence of Santa Claus. How can one person deliver presents to every child in the world? Max decides to stay awake all night and catch Santa in the act. His brothers try to talk him out of it, but Max is determined. Will Max catch Santa? Will the presents be delivered? Is the magic of Santa real?
The illustrations are wonderful. They set the mood for a Christmas story perfectly. I love the cartoon feel of them and the bright bold colours. The expression on the faces of the Mr. and Mrs. Joy are priceless.
The author has chosen very Christmas-like name: Mr. and Mrs. Joy, Noel and Kris. The kids will have fun trying to come up with other Christmas words that people have as names.
This story is a great opportunity to talk to you children about consequences. When Max decides to set up a secret plan to catch Santa there are dire consequence. Santa doesn’t arrive like expected. Take this opportunity to speak with your child about how each action in life has a consequence…sometimes good and sometimes bad.
It is a fun Christmas story that any child will be able to relate to. Younger children will understand the excitement the boys have of Santa’s arrival and older children who are beginning to doubt will feel Max’s struggle with the truth!
The author, Lou Silluzio has delicately dealt with the age old question, “Is Santa real?”. This was a book I decided to read before I read it to the kids, just in case it gave anything away. The author has created a wonderful story, that will leave your children deciding for themselves on the existence of Santa Claus.
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the eBook “Max, The Boy Who Didn’t Believe In Santa Claus” in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.