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Review – How Santa Changed by Karl Steam

img_1946What a delightful and different Christmas story this is. Illustrated in full colour and in a traditional style, How Santa Changed, tells the story of Santa as a young man, who loves to make toys for children. But as the years go by the burden of producing more and more toys takes its toll and the moose that pulls his sleigh can’t cope either!

Changes are needed if the annual task of delivering toys to children all over the world can be completed.

The story is told in rhyme in the style of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ – it’s a bright, cheerful and very seasonal read that I loved and I am sure children will love to find out how young Santa became the Jolly Old Elf that we all know.

There are a couple of clunky lines but otherwise the rhyming story worked really well. A lovely, quick read for Christmas!