Grandmas are wise beyond their years and often give us memories to cherish for the rest of our lives.Helping Santa:My First Christmas Adventure WithGrandmais the story of one of those enchanting moments. Told there is no Santa by his older sister, the narrator recalls rushing off to consult with his Grandma who, he was sure, would be straight with him. After roundly and immediately declaring the idea that Santa might not exist to be wholly and absolutely ridiculous, she challenges him to become one of Santa's helpers, and suggests he buy and deliver a gift to someone who really needs it. Thus he learns, as the adventure unfolds, the true meaning of Christmas and what Santa Claus is really all about. Their adventure, in which a gift is found, a needy recipient located and the good deed accomplished by our hero and his Grandma, is brought to life by Bert Dodson's wonderful watercolors capturing all the charm and warmth that the story holds This popular and for many now a traditional Christmas story exists on the internet and has no author that can be traced to date. However, not knowing who first told this tale does not lessen the message, which fully encompasses the spirit of Christmas and reassures us that we never have to stop believing in Santa Claus.In the spirit of this belief, we have chosen to contribute to a nationwide organization whose mission is that everyone who needs a warm coat can get one in his or her hometown, easily, free of charge. We will be giving 25% of the royalties earned from the sale of this book toOne Warm Coatwww.onewarmcoat.org. to support their work. We will also be organizing coat drives at various drop off locations and each person who donates a coat will be able to enter into a raffle for a copy of the book. The coats will be distributed toOperation Santa ClauseandThe Upper Valley Haven.
|Publisher:||Bunker Hill Publishing Inc|
|Product dimensions:||10.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 5 Years|
About the Author
Bert Dodson is the author and illustrator of the best-selling learn-to-draw classic, Keys to Drawing, as well as the illustrator of over 60 children's books, including Favor Johnson by Willem Lange. He has also co-written The Way Life Works, with noted biologist, the late Mahlon Hoagland. He lives in Bradford, VT.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love this book!!! I ran across it last year and just had to buy it on the spot!! It tells the story of a boy who turns his doubts about Santa instilled by his older sister into a firm conviction of Santa's existence and of the boy's place on Santa's team. I wish that I could read this book to every student I ever taught. It is a wonderful tale of the spirit of giving and what even small kind gifts can do!