“K” Stone’s second children’s book is also true and focuses on more family traditions. As with her first book, The Beach Fairy, its creation would not have been possible without her having attended Greenville High School and the University of Montevallo in Alabama as well as Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She spent ten years as an elementary educator in Atlanta, GA, and Chesapeake, VA, before teaching middle school for eighteen years. She was honored for making learning effective and fun when Chesapeake Public Schools named her Teacher of the Year in 1996. Through her writing, she is striving to strengthen families by sharing fun practices that will increase wonderful childhood memories.
Santa’s Secret Wish
When she was six, my granddaughter Charlotte sent this charming, spontaneous thank-you card to Santa in early January. She became totally convinced that she held the honor of being the first child to write him an after Christmas note when he told her so in his next Santa letter. Opening letters from Santa has been a tradition in our family for two generations. On Christmas mornings, my sons as well as my grand girls have always taken them out of their stockings to read even before checking out their gifts. After enjoying this book, why not begin both traditions in your family? If you do, your holidays will become more heart-warming, and Santa’s secret wish will come true much sooner.
Irene Roth | 05/09/2016
This is a wonderful picture book for kids of all ages just in time for Christmas. In this super-cute book Santa has a secret wish, and he is sad when his wish doesn’t come true after Christmas. What child doesn’t appreciate Santa’s gifts? But few kids realize that Santa would also like to receive letters after Christmas letting him know if he made them happy.
This story is also about upholding traditions. Many of us have Christmas traditions that we practice every year. And any child would beam at receiving a letter of their own from Santa. We all need to feel appreciated and Santa is no different! This picture book ends with an encouragement that we too send a note to Santa. Then maybe his wish will come true: he will indeed get a pile of nice letters after Christmas just as high as those he gets before Christmas.
I loved this book from beginning to end. I love children’s Christmas books. And this one is at the top of my list. I will be sharing it with the children in my community.
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