Saturday, January 5, 2013

Kids Lit Review: Santa's Sugar by Jane Gerencher


Santa's Sugar by Jane Gerencher is the story of Nugget, an elf who has the very important job of looking after Santa's cat, Sugar. Nugget had a hard time fitting into Santa's Workshop before, trying and failing at many different jobs. But when Mrs. Claus gave Sugar to Santa, he finally found a job that was perfect for him.

This is a really wonderful story of an elf who takes pride in his job and does what he needs to do to protect Sugar. It's a big responsibility when Sugar suddenly disappears, but Nugget succeeds. The story teaches a valuable lesson about the fact that everyone makes mistakes, but the important thing is to do what you can to fix them.

The illustrations in this book are beautiful. And it's is beautifully written, although I think some of the word choices and sentence structures were a bit much for younger children. Overall, it's a nice addition to our growing library of Christmas books.

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This review was written based on a copy of Santa's Sugar that I received from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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