A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
The bears trash the Claus's house.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the bears behave badly but do have to clean up later.
Is It Any Good?
This is a pleasant story for preschoolers -- a little bland and overly cute, but enjoyable for many. The reversal on the Goldilocks story brings a grin of recognition and a feeling of cleverness to many young listeners.
The pictures, though, are uninspired. All are muted and lack energy, making it look as though they don't have adequate lighting in the Claus home. There's a surprising amount of brown for a Christmas story. Santa's workshop is especially disappointing, looking more like a dull closet on moving day than the workshop where toys for all the children of the world are made.
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