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Oct 18 2013

Where's Santa? Around the world by Louis Shea

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Scholastic, 2013. ISBN 9781742836850.
(Age: 4+) Picture book, Where's Wally look alike, Travel.
Another in the seemingly never ending clones of Where's Wally, this will be a neat addition to the Christmas selection for the library. For kids who just love the books with things to count, or look out for (there are 600 things to spot) or pointers to recognise where Santa is in the world, this will prove an interesting filler in the classroom, on Christmas Day at home, on holidays or in a library.
Santa is about to travel the world on a holiday but he is being pursued by Nat, a person who is out to steal his naughty and nice list, which will impact upon all of those who expect to receive a present at Christmas. Naughty Nat manages to get close to Santa as they travel the world, and students will love finding the pair on each double page spread, as well as search for those things listed at the end of the book. All good fun, as Santa travels to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Great Wall of China, the pyramids in Egypt and Stonehenge in England to name a few.
Fran Knight

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