From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Kindergartner Ava writes a thank-you note to Santa soon after Christmas and receives a jovial response. Thus begins a year of lighthearted monthly correspondence between the two. Most of the letters revolve around Ava’s questions regarding holidays or customs (“Do you know the Tooth Fairy?” “Have you met the Easter Bunny?” “Can you see fireworks all the way up in the North Pole?”). The occasionally busy seasonal layout is still clever and colorful and the text of the letters is easy to read. While the book is not a first purchase, teachers could easily use it to introduce letter-writing skills or the concept of an old-fashioned pen pal.-Madeline J. Bryant, Los Angeles Public Libraryα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
About the Author
MELISSA STANTON is a magazine and web editor and the author of The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide. She lives in the Annapolis area with her husband and three children. She was inspired to write My Pen Pal, Santa when her daughter wrote a letter to Santa after Christmas, thanking him for her gifts and inquiring about some uneaten cookies.
JENNIFER A. BELL is a children’s book and greeting card illustrator. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and son. You can find her online at JenniferABell.com