Monday, 16 December 2013

Booky Advent Calendar Day 16 - 16th December 2013: "How Santa Really Works" by Alan Snow (Simon and Schuster Children's Books)

Booky Advent Calendar Day 16
How Santa Really Works
Written and Illustrated by
Alan Snow

Published by Simon and Schuster

With a name like Alan Snow, you'd expect the genius behind the "How (something) Really Works" books to come up with a festive corker of a subject. "How Santa Really Works" builds on the series with an entertaining look at everyone's favourite red-coated white-bearded dude.

What does Santa do for the other 364 days of the year when he's not jetting around the globe on his sleigh? How exactly DOES he sort out all those christmas letters and lists? How does Santa determine who has been naughty and who has been nice?

All these questions and more are answered in this fabulous christmassy book - and the pop-up edition is even better, with 3D foldout scenes depicting Santa's workshops, mail room and other fun things.

Brilliant stuff - we're actually waiting for Alan Snow's "How Book Reviewers Really Work" because we still don't have a clue!

Charlotte's best bit: All those letters to Santa. Eek!

Daddy's Favourite bit: The inner workings of Rudolf!