Santa's Magic Gifts: A Pop-Up Book

Santa's Magic Gifts: A Pop-Up Book

by Betty Schwartz, Jimmy Pickering
     
 
Santa's gifts pop up out of boxes wrapped in sparkly foil!

As the sack empties out, hearts fill up with the joy of the Christmas spirit. help unwrap each present under the tree and spread the magic of Christmas to every boy and girl.


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Santa's gifts pop up out of boxes wrapped in sparkly foil!

As the sack empties out, hearts fill up with the joy of the Christmas spirit. help unwrap each present under the tree and spread the magic of Christmas to every boy and girl.


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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Not one but five foil-covered presents show through the die-cut windows in the cover of Betty Ann Schwartz's Santa's Magic Gifts, illus. by Jimmy Pickering. On each page, a flap disguised as a present opens to reveal a pop-up toy. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Elizabeth Fronk
Santa has arrived with bright, magic gifts for under the tree. Each package is in shiny, brightly colored paper and cutout in the book. As the story moves along, each gift has a flap that opens to reveal an elaborate toy. The two-page spreads provide some hints in rhyme about what the gift might be. Santa is lively as he describes each toy. Nevertheless, some of the descriptions for the various toys do not make it easy to guess what the gift might be. In some cases, the word for the hidden toy rhymes with the last part of Santa's clue. Unfortunately, this does not remain consistent throughout the story. If each clue had rhymed, a young reader might have learned phrases connected with certain toys. Something that walks, plays, and says "Hello" does not necessarily convey a robot. One wonders why this toy could not also have been a doll or the teddy bear that appears later in the story. The ending is also a bit hurried and it might have made more sense visually to keep all of the toys under the tree. In the final drawing, the snow globe has been moved and there is a box that seems to be unnecessary. This picture book has colorful drawings and would be a mild diversion during Christmas for preschool and kindergarten readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689874697
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
10/03/2006
Pages:
16
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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