The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold

The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold

Book - 2016
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Santa has a problem. This kid? Harold? Santa doesn't think he's real. He WANTS to believe in Harold - after all, Harold is one of the most magical parts of Christmas. Getting Harold's letters, eating the cookies he leaves out, feeding his carrots to the reindeer. what would Christmas be without that? But Santa's just not sure. Some of his friends are telling him they think Harold's not real. And the Harold that sat on his knee last Christmas looked AWFULLY different. Santa comes up with a plan to find out once and for all if Harold really exists, with hilarious consequences.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Tundra Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9781770498242
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Atkinson, Cale - Illustrator


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Jun 10, 2019

2016; Tundra/Penguin Random House Canada
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It is so sad when a child stops believing in Santa. I remember one Christmas eve seeing my dad eating the cookies and drinking the milk meant for Santa. At first I was angry that he would do that to Santa, but then I saw him put a gift in my stocking. When I saw that wrapping paper in the morning, I read that it was front Santa...and the magic of Santa ended. In this picture book, Santa is wondering if Harold is real. I really love the humour and story in this book, and the illustrations are amazing! This is a great book to add to your holiday collection.

***I received an eARC from NETGALLEY***

VaughanPLAlison Dec 16, 2017

A great twist on the dilemma of questioning Santa's existence, with delightful illustrations and a lot of humor and heart.

PimaLib_JeanSC Nov 29, 2016

Harold is starting to question the existence of Santa Claus. But, you know what, Santa is skeptical if Harold is real. A charming story for young readers who are on that verge of belief. Illustrations of a very round Santa are particularly endearing.


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