by Andrea Pinnington

Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., $12.99, 80 pages

This book is delivered straight from the North Pole! Girls and boys alike with find hours of entertainment within the pages of Andrea Pinnington’s The Christmas Creativity Book. In those exciting weeks leading up to the big night when Santa makes his visit, children need something fun to do. Kids, how does this sound? Use the included stencils to add wacky details to scenes like a bungee jumping Santa. Colorful stickers fit perfectly on the sticker scenes and anywhere else that needs some holiday cheer! You’ll find puzzles galore, like connect the dots, mazes, spot the differences and other games. Write your own captions for holiday comic strips. There is a special place to write a letter to Santa Claus. Create your own stories, draw and paint your own pieces of artwork, and even make some delicious cookies by following a recipe from Mrs. Claus, Yummy! Surprise your family when you wear a punch-out reindeer mask. You can even make unique Christmas cards. A homemade lantern will look beautiful hanging in the window. There really is an activity for everyone! Parents and grandparents will have fun working together with the young children in their lives.

Reviewed by Kathryn Franklin

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