We love receiving a good book in the post, so when we were offered the chance to review Santa Goes on Strike by Jem Vanson we jumped at the chance!
Book Review: Santa Goes on Strike by Jem Vanston
Santa Goes on Strike was inspired by real life events. When the Christmas gifts didn’t arrive due to snow, Christmas happened anyway! Santa Goes on Strike tells the tale of Santa and how fed up he is of everyone taking him and Christmas gifts for granted, so he decides to go on strike! The beauty of the story lies in the fact that people enjoy Christmas regardless, because they’re together…
I really like the concept of this book. It’s so true that Christmas is more about being with those you love rather than receiving loads of gifts.
The book is written in rhyme, and the flow is pretty good but some of the rhymes feel a tad forced. This doesn’t detract from the vibe and sentiment of the book, offering a different way for children to view Christmas.
I think this would be a fantastic family read in the build up to Christmas!