Wednesday, December 13, 2017

"How Santa Changed" by Karl Steam!

Hiya peeps! I've got a wonderful and festive holiday picture book for any of you with children to entertain this holiday season. Check it out - I'm sure you and your little ones will love it!

How Santa Changed

 How Santa Changed
~Author: Karl Steam

~IllustratorMaksym Stasiuk

~Released: November 8th, 2016

~Length: 38 Pages

~Genres: Fiction, Childrens Picture Book

Think you know Santa? Think again. Discover what Santa was like when he was young and the events that helped him become the jolly man we like so much. 

How Santa Changed is a story that explains many of the familiar things we associate with Santa Claus. Why does Santa use reindeer to pull his sleigh? Why does he have elves help him make toys? Why does he have a white beard? Why does he walk with jolly and cheer? 

Mrs. Claus is not left out either. If readers pay close attention, they will discover some of the strategies that helped her to become the most famous baker in history. 

This book contains timeless lessons for both children and adults alike, but not in an annoying way. It’s a story that loved ones will want to read year after year.

 Karl Steam

Karl Steam is a children’s author, illustrator, and motivational speaker. Some of his works include Purple Pup, How Santa Changed, and Bear Woke Up. He resides in the Lakes Region of the Upper Midwest, with his wife and four children. 

Karl enjoys fishing, camping, and traveling. A road trip to North Carolina is currently at the top of his vacation wish list.

~ Connect with Karl Online ~

One of the best parts about Christmas, is telling stories to kids about Santa. Their eyes light up, you can see their imaginations spinning, and for a few minutes, you've introduced them to some magic. While many stories focus on Santa as we know and love him today, few delve into how he became Santa, at least for kids. Luckily, there is now a wonderful book showing exactly that, adding more charm to the festive season.

Paired with beautiful illustrations reminiscent of the most picturesque holiday paintings, this story tells of how Santa found his elves, reindeer, and even how he got his big belly, thanks to Mrs. Claus and her famous cookies. Giving an illustrated history of the iconic symbol of Christmas was wonderful, and I think any child would enjoy exploring this book many times. The pictures were colorful and detailed, but still seemed as though they had a light frost on them, polishing off the Christmas spirit filling this book.

I would recommend it to anyone who has children to entertain around the holidays, or simply enjoys picture books for kids.

*I was given a complimentary eCopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review.

Thanks for visiting! Have a Merry Christmas!