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Santa Calls

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Dazzling art, high adventure in wild ride to North Pole.

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This wildly imaginative picture book has exciting adventure, glorious world-building, clever language, and a sweet sibling story with conflict, redemption, and resolution. Santa Calls takes readers on a mysterious journey to see Santa and his magical world and fight a noble fight, although they won't learn why Santa summoned them till they get back home.

The text is rich, colorful, and long, making it great for read-aloud. There's lots to look at in the detailed illustrations, so kids may want to linger on spreads before turning the page. The story is both sweepingly grand and intensely personal, as it follows a boy who learns not to underestimate his little sister.

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