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Thursday 9 December 2010

Review: Santa's Aussie Holiday

As Santa whizzes by on Christmas Eve, did you know there's one thing other than presents on his mind? Yes, Santa is also looking for a place to take a holiday. After all, he needs a break after all that work - and his home is so cold.

Watch out kids; this year, Santa has decided to holiday in -  you guessed it - Australia!

While he's here, Santa does everything you'd expect a visitor to do. He rides in a ute, surfs, learns about dingoes and sharks, goes up north - even climbs the Harbour Bridge.

This is one man who likes to get the most out of his annual holiday.

This book, filled with double page illustrations of delightful Aussie scenes, is just gorgeous. Australians love a good book about Christmas in our part of the world, and this one really sums it all up - Santa, Christmas, the holiday spirit. It's so perfectly... us!

The rhyming text doesn't skip a beat, making for fun, hilarious reading, with little surprises along the way that will delight young children.

"He hangs a boomerang on his sleigh,
shouts, 'See ya mate' and is on his way.
And though he's very sad to leave,
he'll be back in Oz on Christmas Eve."

And we can't wait!

Title: Santa's Aussie Holiday
Author: Maria Farrer
Illustrator: Anna Walker
Publisher: Scholastic, $15.99 RRP
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781741690187
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture book

This book is available online