A little tyke dances with old Saint Nick.
Christmastime is here, and that means it’s time for presents, parties, and dancing. The titular “Santa Shimmy” is presented here with plenty of lyrics that demand movement and coordination. Little ones are encouraged to "spin, spin, spin" and to "stomp your feet," standard movement fare, but sprinkled in are holiday specifics such as "scratch your beard" and "sneak around the room with a quiet tiptoe." The text is accompanied by bright, rounded illustrations that evoke children's holiday greeting cards. The whole enterprise is solid but not overly flashy. Parents looking for an active read to tucker readers out so they'll sleep soundly on Christmas Eve need look no further.
An agreeably active Christmas read. (Board book. 1-3)