Friday, January 13, 2017

A Boy Called Christmas

This was suppose to be a Christmas present for my kids. I was very disappointed that it arrived much later than it should have. I was super excited to give my kids another audio book for Christmas after I reviewed another audio book called "The Cat of Bubastes" that my kids literally fell in love with so much I now know every single word of the audio book.

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Needless to say, this didn't show up on time. That being said, who doesn't love a late Christmas present to arrive after the elation of the current presents wears off just a tad? So, I surprised my kids with this yesterday in the car. 

The start of the audio book reminds me of a more interactive style story  telling model. I can really dig this kind of story telling. 

It starts off with the many names Father Christmas is given: Chris Kringle, Santa Clause, Santa, and of course one to make you smile... dude with a big belly that eats cookies and gives you presents. 

It urges you to believe in the impossible and the magic.

When I was on the way to a service unit meeting for girl scouts, I picked up my co leader with this audio book in the cue. But my co leader apparently knows the story very well, I don't, and didn't want her six year old listening to it because it may scare her. My six year old, mind you can handle it. So I think for younger kids, as shown here, it really depends on your kids and their ability to deal with more real life things and a child dealing with hardship in a story. It helps that my six year old is the youngest where her six year old is the oldest. So what they are around daily is totally different. 

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I was very bummed that this was not in a better case. The case inside the box is pure white which can make it difficult to tell which story it is. I wish they would have put the design on the inside cover as well for better transportation. Realistically, you can't take it out of the box and then out of the sleeve easily while at a stop light versus opening a paper cover and slipping it out easily. With kids, these kinds of small designs are a minute of a life saver. 

The story is long, four and half hours long, so you definitely get a lot for the story. I really like that because if I am driving up to grandma's house in the woods and it takes hours to get there, they got a good long Christmas story to listen to. 

And let's be honest, we will be listening to this in July too! 

Overall, I give this four stars... or four snowmen ⛄ ⛄ ⛄ ⛄

*I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review* 

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