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Santa's Slip Up

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It's Halloween night and Santa accidentally goes out on Halloween night. This book is supposed to be humorous and is compared to Room on the Broom and The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, both of which I have read and own. Sadly, even though I am a fan of both of those books just mentioned, I did not find this book to be in the same league as them.

Santa's Slip up has more realistic drawings, unlike the two books mentioned before, and for being a children's book, I feel like it would have been better if they were more cartoon like.

The book starts each of its new page with either "if it wasn't..." or "nor the ..." which was just not doing it for me. Besides, most children don't understand what "nor" means at such a young age. I was planning on reading this to my 3 year old son, who has been really enjoying books about Santa, but this is not one that I would read to him. I don't think it would keep his attention.

Rating: 2 out of 5

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This was a cute read that I’m sure children will love. The illustrations as well as the rhymes are great.

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I loved the illustrations in this book, well, until I came across the clown picture that is. It was well written but the message that everyone, even Santa, makes mistakes, didn't really come across for me. Perhaps it's because, as a British reader, the excitement of Halloween isn't the same.

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It's October in time for Halloween, but somehow Santa has the dates mixed up for Christmas instead. I didn't really get into this one.

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It is a quick and fun read but I am not sure if it is something that will stick in the readers' minds.

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I read this book with my daughter Izzy. She really liked that Santa got his dates wrong and came at Halloween. The book is beautifully illustrated, especially the black cat. The ending is funny, Santa wines best dressed. My daughter loved the rhyming it made the story more entertaining when reading out loud. Overall my daughter really enjoyed this book as did I.

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Thank you so much to Pen It Publication and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.

It’s Halloween and all the spooks are out, so what is Santa Clause doing there on the wrong holiday for him. But he makes the most of his mistake and finds he enjoys his Halloween.

This was the most unusual picture book ever but i really enjoyed it, it’s was odd but hilarious and had such a wonderful twist and I was intrigued instantly by it. So cleverly created and highly enjoyable.

We are told the story in a fun poetry type way, learning all about which spooks and creeps are out for the Halloween night, then we meet the big guy in bright red out on the incorrect night, but chooses to have fun with all the spooks.

It’s a very different story to normal but I loved the way that Christmas was interwoven into Halloween. I loved how funny and strange it was, I loved the illustrations seeing each one of them getting ready for the fun night ahead of them, they were such stunning illustrations.

If you like strange and unusual things you’ll enjoy this a lot, it’s not your typical picture book and I think a slightly older age group, more aimed at middle grade readers would be best for this book.

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I loved the idea of this but didn’t love the book as much as I wanted to. Kids love Halloween and Christmas books though so I think they will love the crossover.

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Santa's Slip Up by Raven Howell is a cute and funny book about Halloween and the mistake Santa makes on the night. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is wonderful.

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Children’s picture book about Halloween and making the best of a little mistake. The story and art work are well matched. The pictures might be scary for some very young children. But the story is an interesting twist on the theme of Halloween. Thank you to Pen It Publications and NetGalley for the ARC. The views expressed are all mine, freely given.

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