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Friday 20 September 2013

Review: Where's Santa? Around the World

Where's Wally? Who cares! It's nearly Christmas Eve and we're more concerned about the man in red.

You've already seen Where's Santa? but here we have Santa on a geographical journey--all the way around the world, from the Great Barrier Reef to the Great Wall of China, join Santa and his crew, including Mrs Claus, Naughty Nat, Mr Paws and Nice Nick (and more) as they do some serious globe-trotting.

Louis Shea's fabulous illustrations will keep kids boggled and busy for a very long time. There's loads to fool them--a Santa starfish and a snorkler with a white beard at the Great Barrier Reef, for example--and each scene is a full-on eye-party of colour and fun.

Each double page spread features a small comic strip, which helps bring a narrative structure to the book, ending with a full page comic strip that will have you giggling. That Naughty Nat.

Kids can also tick off their findings on the final pages, with checklists for each double-page stop on the global tour. A fine stocking-stuffer.

Title: Where's Santa? Around the World
Author/Illustrator: Louis Shea
Publisher: Scholastic, $15.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 October 2013
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781742836850
For ages: 5+
Type: Picture Book, Activity Book