Friday, November 28, 2008

Mrs. Claus Explains It All by Elsbeth Claus


Children curious about the North Pole and all things Santa get the scoop from the one person who knows Santa best: Mrs. Claus.


In Mrs. Claus Explains It All, Elsbeth Claus answers numerous questions from children who want to know how old she and Santa are, whether Santa ever exercises, whether he eats vegetables, and how he delivers toys all over the world in one night. I even learned a thing or two, as ever since I was a kid, I wanted to know how Santa entered our house without a chimney.

Mrs. Claus is a very busy woman (she's pretty much the brains behind the operation--sorry Santa!), so she only answers a handful of questions in this book. My daughter and I enjoyed reading it together, and the illustrations by David Wenzel give you a vivid glimpse of life at the North Pole. The Girl learned what Santa's favorite cookies are, and I learned that the North Pole is more technologically advanced than you might think. I highly recommend Mrs. Claus Explains It All for parents whose children ask a lot of questions that aren't easy to answer without inside information.


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Here's what The Girl had to say about Mrs. Claus Explains It All:
Children around the world don't know a lot about Santa because they don't live with him. But Mrs. Claus knows the most about him because she's his wife, and in this book, she answers a lot of questions. I wanted to know how Santa fits all the toys in his sleigh, and Mrs. Claus answered this for me. And I also learned Mrs. Claus supervises everything, even though she says she doesn't want to brag about it.
My favorite question was about Santa being fat and whether he exercises. I won't tell you the answer, but it was a funny question that made me laugh.
Do you see reindeer flying all over the world all the time? I definitely don't, and Mrs. Claus talks about this, too.
People should read this book because it's hilarious, and if you have questions about where elves live, the answers are in this book.



Disclosure:  We received a free copy of Mrs. Claus Explains It All from Sourcebooks for review purposes.

15 comments:

bermudaonion said...

That looks like a great book. I could have used it 17 years ago.

Veens said...

:-) That really sounds inteesting :) and thanks The Girl for the awesome review :)

Anna said...

Bermudaonion: It was a great book! I really wish I could've read it when I was a kid!

Anna said...

Veens: The Girl says you're welcome!

Shana said...

This sounds fun.

We have a tradition of reading a different Christmas book each night between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We always sit in front of the Christmas tree to do it. I'm excited to get out the Christmas books when we get home from our Thanksgiving travels.

Shana
Literarily

Anna said...

Shana: That's such a good idea! Our tradition is reading on Christmas Eve, The Night Before Christmas, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and the story of Jesus' birth in the Bible.

Trish said...

Sounds like a really fun book! We don't have kids (yet), but I'm always on the lookout for fun holiday/everyday books. glad The Girl liked it!

Serena said...

Sounds like a book that will answer a lot of questions for the young ones. Great review kiddo!

naida said...

sounds very cute :) great review!
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Dar said...

This sounds like such a fun read for the kids. Tell The Girl her review is awesome!

Anna said...

Trish: It was a fun book! I actually enjoyed it myself.

Serena: Thanks! The Girl had fun writing it!

Naida: Thanks!

Dar: The Girl says 'Thanks!'

Wrighty - said...

This looks and sounds like a really good book. The two of you gave a great review and make quite a team! The Girl might have a career in this someday. :) Nice job ladies!

Anna said...

Wrighty: Thanks so much! I'll pass your kind words on to my daughter. She'll be thrilled!

Ladytink_534 said...

Sounds cute! Loved books like this when I was a kid.... hmm, still do!

Anna said...

Ladytink: That's one of the best things about having kids...getting to read books like this with them!