Book Review: All the Things Santa Claus Will Never Do by Noé Carlain

Can you imagine what would happen if Santa forgot to take his GPS with him on Christmas Eve and got lost delivering the presents? In this silly look at Santa Claus in a number of worst-case scenarios, kids and parents alike will laugh out loud at the million and one little things that could go wrong, from Santa having to pull his sleigh himself because the reindeer are tired, or getting the presents mixed up so you accidentally end up with Grandma’s new hat instead of the toy you wanted. While not everything may always go as planned, one thing is for sure—Christmas magic will always prevail. Even if Santa loses his suspenders or stops to take a selfie with his reindeer, kids know you can always count on him because Santa will never forget where you live—just make sure you stay on the nice list this year!!


My Book Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I read All the Things a Teacher Will Never Say and thought it was a book that kids would think is hilarious. This one didn’t seem as funny to me. They’ll get a kick out of some of the things, like Santa forgetting to wear his suspenders. The illustrations are crazy, so children will probably enjoy them too.

This is a book that may be read once or twice around Christmas, but I don’t see it being a year-round favorite.

About the Author

Noé Carlain is not a dinosaur, yet he has two heads and four hands to write better. He lives near Orleans, has two sons and a daughter. He loves good wine and good food, he is even at the head of a Belgian chocolate traffic that he abuses more than reason. One of his heads is bubbling with ideas, the second brings poetry, love and emotion. You guessed it: behind Noé Carlain are two monsters, uh, confirmed writers… They are Carl Norac and Alain Grousset.