Rating: 5 out of 5.

This is a delightful listen (and read, I’m sure) that your kids will want to hear multiple times this holiday season.

About the Book

A witty and surprising Christmas mystery!

It’s Christmas Eve and a mysterious-looking Santa is stealing all the presents that Santa has just delivered! How could this be?! Santa, Rudolph and the other reindeer must beat the ticking clock to unmask the naughty imposter. Will Rudolph and the elves be able to save Christmas before all the girls and boys wake up?

Originally by six-year-old Eve, this is a magical Christmas story written by a child for children everywhere!

A fun-filled mystery that will hook in young readers in the hunt for Santa clues.

An action-packed adventure, this is the perfect holiday storytime read-aloud.

Set in a typeface designed by a dyslexic for people with dyslexia

Delightful, detailed, colourful illustrations capture the humour and magic of Santa’s world Highlights the meaning of presents and the true spirit of Christmas – a time for friends and family to gather together 5% of sales donated to Dyslexia Scotland 5% of sales donated to Scottish Autism

My Thoughts

My 5-year-old doesn’t usually enjoy audiobooks. Incidentally, the only one she’s ever enjoyed was about Christmas. But she loved this one! A fast-paced story with lots of action, a mystery, and a great conclusion, it is a great story for the whole family to enjoy.

The cover art is gorgeous, so I definitely think this is one we’ll get in a physical copy as well because I’d love to see the rest of the art. The storyline gave me modern-day Grinch vibes, but it’s still it’s own story. My daughter loves the Grinch, so if your kiddos – or you – love him too then snap this one up.

Myself, my husband, and my daughter are all neurodivergent – as well as the majority of her aunts and uncles – so I really appreciate anything that goes toward helping neurodivergent individuals. Knowing that this book is designed in a way to help kids read it better with a special font, and 5% of proceeds are going to help fund Dyslexia and Autism organizations is inspiring.

I received the audiobook version, and I really enjoyed the narrator. I did realize however that my daughter has not been exposed to enough Scottish accents yet though. I had to slow the book down for her because she couldn’t understand it at normal speed. The narrator does have a rather thick Scottish accent – though I’ve heard thicker – so if you’re not familiar with Scottish accents, you may too have to slow down your normal listening speeds. Or consider the written versions.

I am so grateful to the author and Love Books Tours for including me on this tour. I can’t wait to see what else this young lady has in store for us, considering she’s only 13 years old.

Question of the Day

What is your favorite Christmas story?

Who’s It For?

The recommended age group is 4-10, and I think that’s appropriate. For the younger kids, it’s an exciting story and for the older ones they’ll actually benefit from the clear messaging.

About the Author

Eve, at just 13, has shown an incredible knack for storytelling. A believer in inclusivity, her works reflect her ethos, ensuring no child is left behind in the world of literature. Recognised by Young Writers for her contributions, Eve continues to inspire and innovate.

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