santadownunder-200Welcome to December. I’m in the home straight with this challenge, and this is the start of the Christmas books. Some I’ve pinched from my kids shelves and others I’ll get out from the library.

The first book is Santa Down Under by Jenni-Lynne Harris and is one I discovered on my kids bookshelves. This is one of the Cocky’s Circle Little Books.

One of the reasons my kids loved this book, even though we don’t “do” Santa in our house, is that it’s not all about snow and ice. In this story, Santa has an accident over Australia and the animals help launch his sleigh so he can finish his rounds.

It’s a cute book with simple cartoon pictures showing a variety of Australian animals, along with fun, rhyming text. A fun Christmas book.