Santa's Birthday Gift

Santa's Birthday Gift

by Sherrill S Cannon

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ISBN-13: 9781608608249
Publisher: Strategic Book Group, LLC
Publication date: 11/11/2009
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 158,768
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Santa's Birthday Gift 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
KimShaffer More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful, tying together the modern themes of Christmas: the Nativity, Santa and the spirit of giving. It reads like a traditional holiday story, reminding the reader why we love classics such as 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Lucky us that a family tradition made it onto the shelves of bookstores to be shared with children of all ages!
Carolyn24 More than 1 year ago
A beautifully written and clever book that ties Santa into the true story of Christmas. My three year old daughter loves hearing this story and I love reading it to her! It also makes for a great Christmas gift!
LAWonder More than 1 year ago
Delight your young ones with this delectable tale of Santa's gift to baby Jesus. Sherrill brings a sensational perspective of the connection between Christ's Birth and Santa's giving. She does it all through profound rhyming. This is a great way for all Christian families to implement the importance of Christ's birth without removing the tradition of Santa Claus out of the equation. The book cover says it all! It is very felicitous and appealing. The title is equally appropriate. What a wonderful way to begin the Holiday season! I am delighted to review this book with a Five Stars rating. I was generously sent this book by its author for an honest review, of which I have given.
MotherDaughterBookReviews More than 1 year ago
My daughter and I read and reviewed this book for our website Mother Daughter Book Reviews. Here's what we have to say: DAUGHTER SAYS: This book is about an “angel” named Santa who brings a gift to Baby Jesus. I liked the cover and the pictures in the book. I liked the pictures of Baby Jesus because he’s cute. My favorite part of the book is when Santa gives his gift to Baby Jesus. There is no least favorite part – I liked it all! The story made me feel happy. I liked that the story of Santa was in the story of Jesus. I learned that Santa is kind of like an angel. I learned that in this story, Santa made a promise to Jesus to bring gifts to kids around the world every year. I would recommend this book to boys and girls 5 years and older. MOM SAYS: What I liked and disliked about it: If you have been following me for a while, you will already know that we are BIG, BIG fans of Sherrill Cannon and her wonderful books. You can check out our review of one of our favorites, Gimme-Jimmy. There are some things that Sherrill Cannon just does so well. She is a story-teller who uses rhyme to bring originality into tales which always contains a strong message for children regarding appropriate behaviour. In Santa’s Birthday Gift, Cannon provides us with a story to share with children who are curious about the relationship between Santa and Baby Jesus at Christmas-time. I just really love the concept of this book. The story begins with the re-telling of the birth of Baby Jesus in Bethlehem and the coming of the Three Wise Men bearing gifts. The angels then come to visit the “small, holy boy” spreading the word about his birth. And then, we are introduced to an angel named Santa Claus who is a toy maker living at the North Pole. Santa also visits Baby Jesus with a sack full of toys and a unique gift which is a special promise to Jesus. Can you guess the promise made that magical night? I am satisfied with the way that Cannon brings together these two stories. I know that some people would be offended by the idea that Santa could be an angel that was present at the time of Jesus’ birth, but I think it is really done in a very respectful way. I think Christians and non-Christians alike would like this story, because the underlying message is still about the glory of the birth of Christ and Santa is portrayed as someone who was inspired by Christ to share and spread His love. One final word about the illustrations… These illustrations are not as “cartoony” as some of Cannon’s other books. They remind me of some of the older Little Golden books from decades ago and consequently they give the book a certain warmth that I really enjoyed. My bottom line: This is a wonderful Christmas picture book that my kids and I enjoyed reading. I would highly recommend this book to families with children ages 3 years and older. *Santa’s Birthday Gift was provided to us free-of-charge by the author in exchange for our honest opinion.*
Mymcbooks More than 1 year ago
My Review: This is the story about the wonderful birth of Jesus Christ and the story of Santa Claus (known to us British as St. Nicholas) and the spirit of giving. I was surprised to turn the pages after reading about how the wise men knelt down and presented their gifts to baby Jesus to find the second part of the story talking about how an angel named Santa Claus woke to the starlight and knew that a Savior was born. He packed up his toys and travel to see baby Jesus. He arrived at the manger and he knelt before baby Jesus and promised on Christ’s birthday, he will deliver his toys to all the children everywhere. Children will learn that Christmas is not only about receiving gifts but about the birth of Jesus. Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.
Ravenswood_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Book Title: "Santa’s Birthday Gift” Author: Sherrill S. Cannon Published By: Strategic Book Company Age Recommended: 3+ Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard Raven Rating: 5 Review: Another wonderful book from this author, I have often wondered what the best way to incorporate both Jesus and Santa into Christmas in such a way it would make sense to a child how the holiday could be about both aspects without losing the true reason and meaning. In this book, “Santa’s Birthday Gift” Santa is summoned to the birth of the Christ child and is given the ability to deliver presents all over the world to all the children in honor of Jesus’ birthday. I have to say her idea is magnificent and I cannot think of a better way to successfully combine the true spirit of the holiday, with a beloved tradition. I could see this book becoming a treasured read for this time of year, one that would be passed down for years to come. This is a truly beautiful story. Start your own Christmas tradition with this wonderful book.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Santa's Birthday Gift takes two Christmas stories and combines them in one story book. This story begins with the traditional story of the birthday of Jesus Christ. The story continues by telling of the star that shined bright in the sky. Santa Claus was an angel that lived at the North Pole. He was a toy maker. He saw the bright star in the sky; he filled his sack with toys, hitched his reindeer to the sled and followed the star. When he ran out of snow he began to pray. Suddenly his reindeer began flying through the air. Arriving at the stable, Santa knelt before the baby. He gave the baby his heart. Santa was so excited and happy that he opened his toy sack and gave everyone a gift. The sack never went empty; when he took out a present another would appear in its place. Santa and his reindeer flew around the world giving boys and girls gifts. That is why Santa Claus brings toys to good boys and girls each year on Christmas. I like the way the author combined the two stories. Too often we as parents allow Santa to be the main focus of Christmas. Santa's Birthday Gift clearly demonstrates that Santa gives gifts in honor of Jesus birthday. This shifts the focus back to Jesus. The rhyming in this book is sure to catch the attention of your child. The pictures have dark backgrounds which makes the bright colors of the scene pop out. This book has a strong Christian message. Sherrill S. Cannon is a talented author her book is sure to become a family favorite.
Jannifer_Powelson More than 1 year ago
With Christmas becoming more commercialized all the time, it is hard to keep children focused on the real "Reason for the Season". It can also be difficult to explain to children why the birth of Jesus and gifts from Santa Claus are both part of Christmas. "Santa's Birthday Gift" does an excellent job of helping teach children about the first Christmas and how Santa fits into the picture. The stunning illustrations that accompany this captivating story set the mood and portray the characters in a realistic and appealing fashion. The lovely rhyming pattern of this book make it fun for children of all ages to read and listen to, while gathered around the fireplace waiting for the most joyous day of the year. This book will become a classic in families' Christmas libraries!
AMTLBJ More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my two year old grandson. I found it to be the perfect way to combine the true meaning of Christmas with the with the St. Nicholas that I grew up with. Being in England we learned of St. Nicholas first and foremost before Santa and of course Jesus before that. St. Nicholas has of course turned into Santa. Santa's Britday Gift brings the traditions new and old together in a perfect story of rhyme, blended beautifully. I loved it as did my grandson. Amanda M. Thrasher Author of Mischief in the Mushroom Patch & A Fairy Match in the Mushroom Patch
Sherrill_Cannon More than 1 year ago
I ordered several copies of "Santa's Birthday Gift" to give to friends, since the cost of the book, shipping offers and delivery time at bn.com are so great. Since I am the author of the book, I can only say that this story, in anapestic tetrameter (similar to Dr. Seuss) attempts to help children keep the focus of Christmas on the birth of Baby Jesus. Santa's birthday gift to Jesus is the promise to bring gifts to all good girls and boys at Christmastime to celebrate the Christ Child's birthday.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great way to explain to your children the true meaning of Christmas. It cleverly incorporates Santa into the traditional Nativity story. The story is told in perfect rhyme, making it sound like a song when read aloud. It will certainly be a new holiday tradition in our home!
KristiBernard on LibraryThing 10 months ago
If you love a great Christmas story that has a fun and interesting twist, then you will love Santa's Birthday Gift. This delightful tale has both Santa and baby Jesus in the same story. How often do you see that? This gentle rhyming story revisits the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of baby Jesus. You will also be invited along to share in the story of a very famous toy maker who loved good girls and boys. Young readers will see the gifts to baby Jesus from the wise men and a very special gift he received from Santa. Soft colored illustrations really bring this wonderful story of Christmas to life.
RavenswoodPublishing on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Book Title: "Santa¿s Birthday Gift¿Author: Sherrill S. CannonPublished By: Strategic Book CompanyAge Recommended: 3+Reviewed By: Kitty BullardRaven Rating: 5Review: Another wonderful book from this author, I have often wondered what the best way to incorporate both Jesus and Santa into Christmas in such a way it would make sense to a child how the holiday could be about both aspects without losing the true reason and meaning. In this book, ¿Santa¿s Birthday Gift¿ Santa is summoned to the birth of the Christ child and is given the ability to deliver presents all over the world to all the children in honor of Jesus¿ birthday. I have to say her idea is magnificent and I cannot think of a better way to successfully combine the true spirit of the holiday, with a beloved tradition. I could see this book becoming a treasured read for this time of year, one that would be passed down for years to come. This is a truly beautiful story. Start your own Christmas tradition with this wonderful book.
smmorris on LibraryThing 10 months ago
¿If your child or grandchild has ever wondered when Santa fits in the traditional Christmas story, now you can read them Santa¿s Birthday Gift.Finally, a book that ties two holiday traditions into one inspirational tale of wonder¿as Santa brings gifts to baby Jesus.¿Santa¿s Birthday Gift is a wonderfully crafted story that explains both the birth of Jesus and Santa Claus¿ spirit of gift giving. The story is written with such skill that it becomes plausible that Santa could have been there that night and this is how he began his yearly trips to good boys and girls. If your children, or you, want to know how Santa¿s reindeer can fly, this story explains how. Have you ever wondered how Santa¿s bag is always full of toys, no matter how many he pulls out? I have and this story finally explained in a way that makes sense. There are really two stories in Santa¿s Birthday Gift. The second is the amazing birth of baby Jesus. The traditional nativity story re-told in simple terms that most every child would understand. Still, the main story is how Santa Claus came to be. I really like this story. It can be leisurely read in one sitting and holds the reader¿s (and the listener¿s), attention throughout. This story will become a part of your Christmas tradition; it is that good and that inspiring.Received from author.
cclblue More than 1 year ago
I struggled with my rating of this book. I absolutely love instilling the idea in children that Santa gives gifts on Christmas to celebrate Jesus' birthday. That message is presented beautifully here. I struggled a bit with the way he shows up at the nativity, even though the author herself prepared me for this. Perhaps I just don't want to confuse children that he was really there. Maybe if it had been part of a child's dream I might have been more comfortable with it. Still, the story is very sweet and a great way to teach children. As long as I read it with my child explaining my views about the first Christmas, I think this story is a great tool to teach with. It gives us a great deal to think about and starts a great discussion with children about Christmas and how we celebrate it. I received an eBook in exchange for and honest review of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Five Stars! This is a beautiful story. Sherrill S. Cannon did a remarkable job answering the question in many children's minds: how does Santa fit in Jesus's story. My daughter loves it!
Its_Time_Mamaw More than 1 year ago
The night Baby Jesus was born Santa Claus saw the Northern Star shining down. After hooking up his reindeer he folded the star to Bethlehem where Baby Jesus lay in a manger Santa was so in awe he offered his heart to Jesus. When Santa passed out gifts to everyone there his bag never seemed to be empty. He had enough toys to give children all over the world a gift in celebration of the Birth of Baby Jesus. Not only was Santa's heart full of love so seemed his bag of gifts for all the children. Christ is Love! This is a definitely a wonderful way to explain in this rhyming story about how it is possible for Santa to have so many gifts to give out at Christmas. The author seems to get a lot of her inspiration because of her grandchildren and especially her faith in God. I highly recommend this book. Disclosure I received a free copy of this book from author Sherrill S. Cannon for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.
Dellani_Oakes More than 1 year ago
This charmingly illustrated book merges the birth of Jesus with the legend of Santa, showing children how the greatest joy of the season is loving one another.
EmilyMM More than 1 year ago
Sherrill S. Cannon brings both the birth of Christ and Santa together in this heartwarming tale that gives us a deeper meaning to gift giving. She tells it in whimsical rhyme allowing children to be swept into a deeper meaning to both Santa Claus and the true meaning of Christmas. In our age of commercialism we tend to lose the true meaning of Christmas. Yet it would be difficult for children and parents to give up such a wonderful legend as Santa. However in "Santa's Birthday Gift," Sherrill shows us how each can be a part of the other. Merging religion with popular culture this delightful little book is perfect way to explain the joy and miracle of the season. A must read. Marta Moran Bishop Author of Wee Three: A Mother's Love in Verse
RVer-Reader More than 1 year ago
This is a great Christmas story, sure to become a classic. Santa's birthday gift to Jesus is to bring gifts to all good boys and girls at Christmas. Children learn the true meaning of Christmas: the celebration of the birth of the Christ Child. Santa's gifts are actually birthday gifts for Jesus! Lovely illustrations accent this melodic rhyming story, with the beautiful treatment of light allowing the Christmas Star to illuminate the scenes.
Linda_Weaver_Clarke More than 1 year ago
Santa's Birthday Gift is a delightful Christmas story told in rhyme. It begins with the birth of the Savior, the visit of three kings and angels spreading the news to the shepherds. You can feel the love of Mary as she cradles her newborn baby in her arms. She held Him and rocked Him and gave Him her love, For she knew that her baby was sent from above; And our Christ who would help all the world to believe, Was asleep in a manger that first Christmas Eve. - Sherrill Cannon The author then surprises us with a visit from Santa. I was impressed with how delicately she brings out the legend of Santa and incorporates it into the story. She helps young children realize that Santa wants to celebrate the birth of Christ by giving to others. In this small way, he is presenting his own personal gift to our Savior. I know for a fact that children love to listen to rhyme. It seems to stimulate their senses. I would recommend this book to any child who wonders why Santa comes into the picture. Written by Linda Weaver Clarke, author of the new mystery series "The Adventures of John and Julia Evans."