Search Results: "Dr. Claus"


BOOK REVIEW

A GIFT OF LOVE by Dr. Claus
Released: June 12, 2011

"Some verses should be reworked to scan evenly and the ragged cartoon illustrations are an unfortunate choice, but this children's book by Dr. Claus, with its core message about the healing power of love, treats a difficult subject with great sensitivity, warmth and reassurance."
A gently told story of loss and love from a child's perspective, written by a former grade school teacher who served in Iraq, dedicated to the memory of members of the New York City Fire Department "and all who fell" on September 11, 2001. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANTA CLAUS by Marla  Frazee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"An oversized, horizontal format adds to the unique view of this Santa's workaday world. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This unusual view of Santa Claus focuses solely on the jolly old fellow himself, because in Frazee's interpretation, dedicated Santa does all the work, all the time and all alone, from initial toy selection to final package delivery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG CLAUS by J. Michael Sims
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1995

"Sure to please young readers and listeners. (Fiction. 4-12)"
An imaginative tale of Santa's boyhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PROBABLE CLAUS by Jon L. Breen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2009

"Breen (Eye of God, 2006, etc.) delivers a whodunit so easygoing and guileless that when its romantic leads first meet, Eve can tell David, 'You sound like a series character.'"
Looks like Dasher and Dancer are out of luck this year. Santa Claus is in the slammer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUNTIE CLAUS by Elise Primavera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"As is often the case with later entries in a series, the bloom is off the (Christmas red) rose with this overblown effort. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Santa Claus's big sister is back for a third holiday adventure with her great-niece Sophie (Auntie Claus, 1999). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANTA CLAUS TAKES OFF! by Victor Ambrus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"Not nearly as original or as comical as Yorinks's Christmas in July (p. 1352), in which Santa is also confronted with the witless vagaries of contemporary urban society, but the illustrations are bright, cheery, and deftly drawn, while the genre seems to be endlessly popular. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This Santa, short of cash to buy reindeer food, goes to visit his Auntie Flo and gets a job at ``Harridges'' as (what else?) a Santa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUNTIE CLAUS by Elise Primavera
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"A promising bid for holiday bestsellerdom. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A grand, if unsubtle, cousin to William Joyce's Santa Calls (1993). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS by Gene Autry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Though the song lyrics are primarily about Santa, they also include Christian references to prayer, following the light, and giving 'thanks to the Lord above, 'cause Santa Claus comes tonight.' (Picture book. 2-5)"
Autry and Haldeman's old Christmas song becomes a Christmas Eve story in this interpretation illustrated with realistic paintings by Whatley (Lullaby Lullabook, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAKE UP, SANTA CLAUS! by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 1996

"This is best served to Pfister's many fans, who won't see the framed picture of Rainbow Fish on the wall as a not-so-subtle piece of cross-promotion. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Wake Up, Santa Claus! Read full book review >