Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Mrs. Claus Explains It All - Review and Giveaway!


By Christi Love
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Every year millions of letters to Santa reach the North Pole. Many are requests for presents. And many letters have questions about Santa, the elves and workshops, the reindeer, and, of course, the North Pole.

Now Mrs. Claus has her own gift for you - for the first time ever, she's taking a break from her very busy schedule to answer real questions from children of all ages. Join her on a tour of the North Pole and learn some of the best kept secrets of Christmas from the person who knows it all - Mrs. Claus!

* How does Santa get into my house if we don't have a chimney?
* What is Santa's favorite kind of cookie?
* Where do elves come from?
* Can all reindeer fly?

Beautifully illustrated by David Wenzel, bestselling illustrator of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, this picture book reveals the answers to the questions children always ask - and they're all answered by the woman who knows the most: Mrs. Claus!

About the Author
Christi Love created her list of questions for Santa by posing as Mrs. Claus at various events across the country. She firmly believes in the magic of Christmas and especially of the stories that involve Santa Claus. She frequently tours as Mrs. Claus, collecting more questions from children to answer.

David Wenzel is an extraordinary illustrator and children's book artist, best known for illustrating the bestselling Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and his visualization of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, illustrated in graphic novel format.

Review

Just in time for the holidays, comes along this delightful book that just begs to be read! To be frank, I myself looked forward to reading this book and I wasn't disappointed! The book answered some of the questions swirling around in my own mind, rather than that of my toddler who just knows Santa brings gifts. He's too young for questions, but when they come, I look forward to sharing this book with him. He did sit with me as I read this, and he was delighted by the bold illustrations and we had fun identifying the various objects in the pictures.

It's a magical book to be sure, and if you know a kid who comes up questions about Santa that perplex you, then be sure to get a copy of this book! It'll make an ideal gift for both parent and child!

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GIVEAWAY

The Prize

Thanks to Sourcebooks, 2 lucky readers of this blog will each win a copy of this book!

To Enter
  • Just leave a comment including your email address telling me : What is the one question about Santa or Christmas that's gone unanswered for you (or your kid)?
    Note - The question cannot be one I've mentioned in this post.
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Deadline   Midnight CST of  December 16th.

Eligibility  US & Canada only.

Note:
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  • The Sponsor will take care of the actual mailing of the prize.
  • Disclaimer
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62 comments :

  1. I've always wanted to know why there are so many Santa's around the holidays, and are they the real ones or are they just helpers?

    savvyverseandwit AT gmail DOT com

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  2. posted your contest in the sidebar!

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  4. How does Santa get so many deliveries made in just one night?

    Deidre
    deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

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  5. I've wanted to read this one. So far the only question my younger son has really asked was "Do elves have a boss?" I thought it was odd, but simply said that Santa was their boss!

    Terrific giveaway.

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  6. I blogged it too.

    http://2kidsandtiredbooks.blogspot.com/2008/12/giveaways.html

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  7. My daughter comes up with really tough questions about Santa (she's five!). One is why do we buy toys to donate to the toy drive if Santa brings toys for "every girl and boy"? Another one is why does Santa bring some of her friends everything on their list but not everything on her list? Why do I get such hard questions anyway? :-)

    vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

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  8. Does Santa ever get sick, hurt, or die?
    mes_83 at hotmail.com

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  9. What a wonderful book! My Children are older now and no grandchildren for a while, so I'll leave this contest for others but I too thought of questions my children has asked were one, 'Does Santa have to drop off gifts then fly back to the North Pole to deliver more?"

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  10. Does Santa have any children or pets other than the raindeer? :)
    Carol M
    mittens0831 AT aol.com

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  11. How did Santa and Mrs. Claus meet?

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. Does Santa ever change his clothes?
    judybrittle at aol dot com

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  13. A couple of days ago my granddaughter asked me why Mrs. Claus stays home while Mr. Claus is the one who delivers all the toys.

    vmstokes (at] verizon {dot) net

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  14. Would love to win for my nephews - they always want to know why Santa doesn't come more often?

    suefitz (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  15. Have posted on my blog

    http://booksbooksth emagicalfruit. blogspot. com/

    suefitz (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  16. Am a subscriber via email

    suefitz(at) yahoo (dot) com

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  17. My daughter was just asking me the other day why does Santa deliver presents only to kids? Why not adults?

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  18. My girls always asked if Santa bought toys or made them. How did he make the toys that looked like they were from the store.

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  19. Following on twitter ~ momof2dancers

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  20. How come Santa doesn't get any older looking?
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

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  21. I'm a confirmed email subscriber.
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

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  22. I am a follower
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  23. I follow you on twitter as blueviolet and I tweeted. http://twitter.com/blueviolet/status/1042465364
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

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  24. I have your button in my right sidebar.
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

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  25. I blogged here
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

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  26. My daughter asked me if Santa liked pink milk. So we left some last year and he sure did!

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  27. How will Santa find me if I move?

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  28. Do Santa's eyes really twinkle, is his nose cherry red and his beard really the color of snow?

    sweeps_101(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. My four year old daughter, who loves books by the way, has come up with some tough ones this year, including: why does Mrs. Claus have to stay home? why does Santa make toys if they sell them at Wal-Mart? why doesn't Santa leave Mama presents? I'm sure there are more to come and this would be great! Thanks~
    erinls(at)msn(dot)com

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  30. My kids have asked what Santa does for the rest of the year when its not Christmas.

    stacie_vaughan@hotmail.com

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  31. I'm a subscriber.

    stacie_vaughan@hotmail.com

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  32. How long has Mr and Mrs Claus been married?

    couponcrazymom at gmail dot com

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  33. I have always wanted to know what do the raindeer eat while out on the Christmas delivery journey? Thanks!

    jenna_dejonge at hotmail dot com

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  34. How exactly do ALL of those presents get delivered in one night?
    jceko77@yahoo.com

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  35. My neice always wants to know why Santa comes through the chimney and not the front door?

    mommyinpink08@yahoo.com

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  37. Why does Santa live in the North Pole?
    Because he loves ths snow.
    Why?
    He just does honey and his reindeer love it too.
    Why?
    They just do honey.
    Why?
    Why dont you go play with your brother, ok?
    cadewill14[at]yahoo[dot]com

    lol yes I have a 3 year old .. so I would love this book so I can give him a good answer :)

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  38. I would LOVE this book. too cute!

    Question unanswered... how does he get to all of the houses in one night, is it a time continuum like Charlie says on The Santa Clause?

    megan.nadalet[at]gmail.com

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  39. I've always wondered what Santa wears during the "off" season. He can't possibly wear that suit all year 'round but I can't picture him in bermuda shorts, black socks, and sandals.

    lmillitch (at) gmail (dot) com

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  40. What does Santa eat besides cookies and milk?


    mj.coward@gmail.com

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  41. Do Santa's reindeer sleep sitting down or standing?

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  42. Do Santa's reindeer sleep sitting down or standing? cdziuba@aol.com

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  43. one question that is left unanswered is "if we don't have a chimney how is santa supposed to come in?"

    jayme[dot]bouwens@yahoo[dot]com

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  44. This is a question I asked many times as a kid...
    why when you ask for a pet, like a kitty or puppy does Santa always give you a stuffed animal instead?
    Thanks for the fun giveaway
    yellyjohnsen@yahoo.com

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  45. I could never figure out how he ate THAT many cookies and THAT much milk in one night.

    chellelee7 {at} gmail {dot} com

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  46. Does Santa actually make all the toys or does he order them on the internet? :)

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  47. How could he get into apartments?

    chrissoolee@yahoo.com

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  48. We've never figured out how Santa came to kids who live in apartments!?

    Thanks

    anne_c_taylor@hotmail.com

    Anne

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  49. I have subscribed to your email and confirmed!

    Thanks so much!

    anne_c_taylor@hotmail.com

    Anne

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  50. I am following you as Annie!

    Thanks so much

    anne_c_taylor@hotmail.com

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  51. My child's unanswered question would be what do the the reindeer do while Santa and the Elves are busy preparing for Christmas?

    lil_wifey21 at yahoo dot com

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  52. I have your button on my page here..

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    lil_wifey21 at yahoo dot com

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  53. How many countries does santa visit?

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  54. does santa snore- heck does he sleep, does he workout- how is his health..

    what is the special cocoa he drinks? mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

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  55. My daughter wants to know what to leave out for the reindeer.

    savvysahmreviews (at) yahoo dot com

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  56. my kids have always wondered how Santa could get past the dogs without them barking and making a fuss

    fstbkcuda (at) aol (dot) com

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  57. My little one wanted to know how Santa gets in the house when we don't have a chimney.
    Brandi
    lawyer180@yahoo.com

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  58. My son wants to know how Santa knows to bring gifts for him to his Grandma's house!

    ariella at blight dot com

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  59. Are there any cookies or treats that he doesn't like and doesn't want to eat?

    charlies_secret_angel2006 at yahoo dot com

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  60. Does Santa have any children?

    Thanks

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  61. The winners have been notified. This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for participating!

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