Monday, November 1, 2021

"Sloth Claus" - a bookwrap



Say hello to Slothy Claus.  This is his story. 


Slothy Claus: A Christmas Story

Authored by Jodie Shepherd

Illustrated by MacKenzie Haley


* Ages:  4-8

* Grade Level:  PS-3

* Hardcover:  40 pages

* Publisher:  Thomas Nelson

* Pub. Date:  Nov. 2, 2021

* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for you

The Book

This is a sweet, heartwarming book about the true meaning of Christmas.  Can kids accept the fact that Slothy Claus, who travels at a snail pace, doesn't make it on time to deliver their presents?   This delightful story teaches kids that Christmas is much more than piles of presents found under the tree.  

Slothy Claus, his sleigh packed full of gifts for good boys and girls, finds it impossible to meet the Christmas Eve deadlines for delivery, so when the kids wake up on Christmas morning their stockings are empty and under their trees bare.  Oh my!  It's a true Christmas tragedy.  Will they be able to overcome their disappointment and sadness and perhaps find happiness without all the fancy trimmings and trappings of the season? 

"Slothy Claus" points out to kids that perhaps Christmas joy and contentment doesn't come from material things but from the love that flows between family and friends at that very special time of the year.  The art work is amazing and greatly enriches the message of the book. The book is enhanced with a bright, glittery cover, making it a perfect gift to give for advent or Christmas.  The author includes a fun twist at the end that will delight readers both young and old.  The book will fill your own family's Christmas with love, laughter, and a spirit of giving.  I highly recommend this book.                                                                                                                                 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Jodie Shepherd, who also writes under her real name, Leslie Kimmelman, is the award-winning author of many dozens of both fiction and nonfiction titles for children. She is also a children's book editor. 

About the Illustrator

MacKenzie Haley is an illustrator based in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. She received her BFA in illustration from the University of Dayton. She enjoys working with bold colors, as well as patterns and textures. Some of her clients include Little Simon, Cottage Door Press, Albert Whitman, and Page Street Kids. In her spare time, she likes to run and talk with her cats. She firmly believes you can never have enough cat T-shirts.

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