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Dec 04 2017

I went to see Santa by Paul Howard

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Bloomsbury, 2017. ISBN 9781408844724
It's a classic scenario of little ones and their need to be just that bit better than their friend. So when the little girl announces that she went to see Santa and got a pair of Christmas glasses, her friend says well he not only got Christmas glasses but also an amazing magic set!
And so it goes on and on, getting more and more fabulous until the most unexpected end!
Young children love stories like this where they can not only join in but also help the ageing, forgetful adult remember all the things in the list. If you share this with more than one, prepare for a rollicking, raucous time that will bring joy and delight and an affirmation that stories and books and reading are FUN!
Barbara Braxton

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