by Sherril S. Cannon

Eloquent Books, $11.50, 24 pages

When reading The Christmas Story, does your child often ask …were does Santa Claus fit into all this? Well, now we have the answer with Sherrill Cannon´s fun version of Santa´s Birthday Gift. Entwined in this story, the Christ child and Santa come together in an enchanting way. In many families, children only get excited about Santa Claus and getting gifts. This story brings back the focus to Jesus and lets us not forget why we celebrate the season. Written in rhyme, your child will want to hear this story over and over again. Find out how Santa, living in the North Pole realizes that Jesus indeed was born. Santa and Jesus find each other through a message from God. Santa promises to bring Christmas gifts to children to celebrate Jesus´ birthday every year.

The illustrations have a dark hue background which gives the characters a pop out of the book illusion. This book will bring joy and understanding to young and old in a new flair. We must remember to never lose our child’s heart. This would make a wonderful addition to any child´s Christmas Collection.

Reviewed by Rhonda Fischer