> The Beesley Buzz: Book Review: Santa Goes on Strike by Jem Vanston

Book Review: Santa Goes on Strike by Jem Vanston


Hearing about a book being inspired by a real-life story of when an Amazon delivery failed to get through the snow to deliver presents to the authors house totally piqued my interest in this book.

I've never been a big fan of Christmas so a book about Santa being fed up with it all sounded like just my cup of tea. As a big fan of picture books I was excited to receive Santa Goes on Strike to review.

At aged 6, Miss T is fast becoming a confident reader but she still adores picture books and to have a rhyming picture book gives an additional sense of excitement as she loves rhyming stories too.

If I'm honest, I get fed up of reading the same kinds of stories around Christmas time, which is why it is the stories with a bit of a twist that I enjoy the most.

So to find a story where Santa is sick of Christmas too is most refreshing and we thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

On a serious note, the blurb on the back of the book mentions that "It also aims to raise awareness of depression". The rhyming story itself is lighthearted and a fun read but if a family is facing issues around depression or wants to talk to a child about this topic, this story could be used as a starting point for that discussion.

We love to share a book together as a family on Christmas eve and this year, this is THE book we'll be reading.

Santa goes on Strike is available as available as a paperback for £7.99 or an e-book for £3.99.


You can find out more about the Author Jem Vanston here and more about the publisher, Rowanvale books here.


Disclosure: This book was gifted to us for the purposes of review. All opinions are our own honest opinions. All pricing information correct at the time of publication to the best of our knowledge - As always, please check prices yourself at time of purchase. 

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