How Santa Changed is a cute 38 page storybook about how Santa went from being a one-man show to moving to the North Pole with some new helpers.
The pictures are absolutely gorgeous. They are bright and colorful. They tell a story so vividly that you do not even need the words to understand what is going on. I read the book in Kindle. If you do as well then it would need to be fully appreciated on a tablet or phone.
The pages contain between twelve to one line of writing. On double pages, there are some sides with no writing. Most pages contain about four lines.
The word choices would be good for a reader who had a foundation, as long as they had help with some more difficult words. It seems more like it is meant for an adult to read to children. Even though my children are all much older, we will be reading this book together this holiday season.
I just really wish that Karl Steam did not feel the need to rhyme. Without that, it would have been a solid five-star review. However, the rhyming scheme does not stay consistent throughout the book. It was apparent enough that I noticed and had to pause to see what happened to the temp of the book. It just constrained the writing too much.
If you love Christmas and tales of Santa then I strongly recommend this book. Even if you do not have young children you will be drawn into the artwork and the story that it tales. The first thing that I thought of when I finished this book is "Wow, I can't wait to share this with my kids" who are all teenagers.
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