Review by: Yvonne
Ruby, Maxís older sister, takes it
upon herself to teach Max all about Christmas Eve and the coming of Santa
Claus. As she helps Max prepare himself for bed, Ruby explains how tonight
is special and they must go to
sleep right away. "Why?" asks Max "Because
nobody is supposed to see Santa when he is delivering his presents!"
Ruby gets Max all tucked up in bed, she goes off to her bed as well. This
is when Max makes his move. He sneaks downstairs to wait for the jolly old
elf, Santa Claus. When Santa comes down the chimney and notices Max
waiting for him he quickly takes his hat off and pulls it over Maxís
eyes. "No one is supposed to see me" he tells Max, as he goes
about his work. "Why?" asks Max. "Because everybody is
supposed to be asleep" Santa answers.
decides to put Max back to bed, and finished with his work he ascends up
the chimney. In the morning, Ruby finds Max asleep on the couch with
Santa's hat on his head and a lumpy blanket over his back. What do you
think she found under the blanket? Youíll find out when you read the
book .Maxís consistency throughout this book to ask questions, like
what, where, and why are typical of two-three year old behavior. This book
is simple for early readers so I would recommend it for ages 1-7. Itís
bright pictures make it a joy to look at.