|The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold by Maureen Fergus, illustrated by Cale Atkinson.|
Tundra Books, 2016.
Happy St. Nicholas Day! I don't have an especially saintly book for you today. Instead, I have a Santa Claus title, and the Santa in this book isn't particularly saintly, either. It's a new favorite around our house, and you should definitely check it out!
You see, Santa is starting to doubt the existence of a boy named Harold. He wants to believe in Harold, but too many things just don't add up. He's sure, for instance, that Harold's mom writes his letters to Santa. And Harold looked so different when he visited last year. The elves and reindeer aren't helping with his disbelief. What a dilemma!
Meanwhile, Harold is having the exact same problem. He wants to believe in Santa, but he needs evidence!
So on Christmas Eve, but Harold and Santa plan to find out the truth once and for all!
This book is so cute and so funny. The illustrations pop! Mr. B and the girls had a blast reading it together. All three shoved it at me as soon as they finished. "You have to read this one NOW!" 💟
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