Official Review: How Will Santa Know? by Dawn Jung

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Official Review: How Will Santa Know? by Dawn Jung

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "How Will Santa Know?" by Dawn Jung.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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How Will Santa Know is a children’s book written by Dawn Jung. It is Christmas Eve, and there is no snow. Young Benny wonders how Santa will know that it’s Christmas Eve if there is no snow. Benny's mother tells him to go to bed and not worry, but he can't stop himself from being concerned. A series of fun surprises await Benny as he ponders how Santa can know that it's Christmas Eve if there's no snow.

The book is based on a manuscript written by the author's father, which she found after he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's
disease. The story is told in rhyme and the book is filled with colorful pictures that children are sure to love.

This book reminded me of my childhood Christmases. My father loved the holidays, and our tree was always wonderfully overdecorated. My father read The Night Before Christmas, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, and A Christmas Carol to my brother and me. We sang Christmas songs. It was an extremely important time for my family.

Since my father passed away, none of us have felt much like celebrating Christmas. This book brought back some good memories. I believe it has the potential to become a classic Christmas story, much like the ones my father read to me and my brother in a time when the world seemed to be a more hopeful place.

I give How Will Santa Know four out of four stars. I believe that the book was professionally edited. I found no errors in the text. Using black text on a white background insured easy readability in a digital format.

The story is brief enough to be appropriate for younger children but complex enough that older elementary school kids will enjoy reading it for themselves. The book has a fun, cartoonlike feel.

There was nothing that I disliked about the story. It is well-written and filled with unexpected characters. Adults will likely also find Benny’s story and characters such as the confused Easter bunny amusing. This is a fun holiday tale that family members of all ages can enjoy together. Grinches and adults who don't enjoy children's books should probably give this one a miss.

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Post by The_Vivian »

Thank you for such a wonderful review. I must say that reading the review actually made me wonder like the child. Indeed, if Santa only appears when there is snow, then how will he know when the snow refuses to come out. This is what I would like to find out as I read this book. Thank you once again.

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One of the things we all know about Christmas is the snow. I can already imagine Christmas without snow in the winter countries. However, in non-winter countries like where I stay, it is normal. Am sure the book is interesting. Good job on the review.

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Would like to give it a read. Thank you for the introduction.

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The introduction got me. The anomaly in the season. This sounds like an interesting Christmas story
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Really this review is so nice that I went into imagination of christmas days. Even the plot was really good.

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Post by RHD »

Christmas surely means a whole lot to plenty of kids. This is truly something I would recommend to a kid I know. Thanks a bunch for the review!

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Post by Nedbrian »

I also wonder how there would be Christmas without that snowy feel that comes with it. Surely, I would ask the same question if I were the child when there is no snow. Great review you got here.

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Post by r_patel »

true meaning of " to give up on one shelf to - to think only of others how to bring greatest happiness in life "this is true meaning of my christmas

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