From School Library Journal
PreS–A simple and satisfying story about what can be a scary event for some children. A shy preschooler is apprehensive about talking to Santa, so his parents suggest that he practice asking for what he wants. On a visit to the mall, Jack accidentally bumps into Santa, who is hiding from the kids "because he is not feeling brave" about meeting them. Jack suggests that the big man role-play with him and both overcome their fears. The bright, expressive watercolor cartoons reinforce the excitement of the holiday and set just the right mood for the text. Not a first purchase, but a solid holiday read-aloud.–M. W.
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About the Author
Nancy Poydar, a former elementary school teacher, has created a collection of charming picture books about children's everyday experiences. They include "Bunny Business; First Day, Hooray!; Last Day, Hooray!; Rhyme Time Valentine; Snip, Snip...SNow!; and The Perfectly Horrible Halloween," which Kirkus Reviews said had an irresistible buoyancy.