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Santa's Birthday Gift

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  56 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
If your child or grandchild has ever wondered where Santa fits in with the traditional Christmas story, now you can read them Santa's Birthday Gift. Finally, a book that ties two holiday traditions into one inspirational tale of wonder - as Santa brings gifts to baby Jesus. The cleverly-written, rhyming book reveals Santa's adventure from toymaker to star follower -- right ...more
Paperback, 24 pages
Published November 3rd 2009 by Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC
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Kristi Bernard
May 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
If you love a great Christmas story that has a fun and interesting twist, then you will love Santa's Birthday Gift. This delightful tale has both Santa and baby Jesus in the same story. How often do you see that? This gentle rhyming story revisits the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of baby Jesus. You will also be invited along to share in the story of a very famous toy maker who loved good girls and boys. Young readers will see the gifts to baby Jesus from the wise men and a very special ...more
Kitty Honeycutt
Apr 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Book Title: "Santa’s Birthday Gift”
Author: Sherrill S. Cannon
Published By: Strategic Book Company
Age Recommended: 3+
Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard
Raven Rating: 5

Review: Another wonderful book from this author, I have often wondered what the best way to incorporate both Jesus and Santa into Christmas in such a way it would make sense to a child how the holiday could be about both aspects without losing the true reason and meaning. In this book, “Santa’s Birthday Gift” Santa is summoned to the birth o
Patricia Kemp Blackmon
The night Baby Jesus was born Santa Claus saw the Northern Star shining down. After hooking up his reindeer he followed the star to Bethlehem where Baby Jesus lay in a manger Santa was so in awe he offered his heart to Jesus.

When Santa passed out gifts to everyone there his bag never seemed to be empty. He had enough toys to give children all over the world a gift in celebration of the Birth of Baby Jesus. Not only was Santa's heart full of love so seemed his bag of gifts for all the children. C
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This book is about an “angel” named Santa who brings a gift to Baby Jesus. I liked the cover and the pictures in the book. I liked the pictures of Baby Jesus because he’s cute. My favorite part of the book is when Santa gives his gift to Baby Jesus. There is no least favorite part – I liked it all! The story made me feel happy. I liked that the story of San
Sue Morris
Jul 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
“If your child or grandchild has ever wondered when Santa fits in the traditional Christmas story, now you can read them Santa’s Birthday Gift.Finally, a book that ties two holiday traditions into one inspirational tale of wonder—as Santa brings gifts to baby Jesus.”

Santa’s Birthday Gift is a wonderfully crafted story that explains both the birth of Jesus and Santa Claus’ spirit of gift giving. The story is written with such skill that it becomes plausible that Santa could have been there that n
Dec 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Santa's Birthday Gift
~Written by Sherrill Cannon
~Illustrated by Kalpart Team

Santa's Birthday Gift by Sherrill Cannon is an endearing story that helps children understand how Santa fits in with the Christmas celebration of Jesus' birth.

The story begins "in the small town of Bethlehem, long, long ago" where Mary gave birth to a baby whom she wrapped in swaddling clothes. High up in the sky a bright star filled the sky and lead the way for Kings and s
Linda Clarke
Nov 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Santa’s Birthday Gift is a delightful Christmas story told in rhyme. It begins with the birth of the Savior, the visit of three kings and angels spreading the news to the shepherds. You can feel the love of Mary as she cradles her newborn baby in her arms.

She held Him and rocked Him and gave Him her love,
For she knew that her baby was sent from above;
And our Christ who would help all the world to believe,
Was asleep in a manger that first Christmas Eve. – Sherrill Cannon

The author then surprises
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Santa's Birthday Gift by author Sherrill S. Cannon is a book I wish my kids could have had as children.

Two Christmas stories are combined in one beautiful little book that is sure to become a traditional read at Christmas time for many families.

The author has created a delightful story that is both poignant and magical, keeping the real meaning of Christmas alive and answering the questions, who is Santa Claus and what does he have to do with the real meaning of Christmas?

This rhyming book takes
Apr 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
My Review: This is the story about the wonderful birth of Jesus Christ and the story of Santa Claus (known to us British as St. Nicholas) and the spirit of giving.

I was surprised to turn the pages after reading about how the wise men knelt down and presented their gifts to baby Jesus to find the second part of the story talking about how an angel named Santa Claus woke to the starlight and knew that a Savior was born. He packed up his toys and travel to see baby Jesus. He arrived at the manger a
May 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I struggled with my rating of this book. I absolutely love instilling the idea in children that Santa gives gifts on Christmas to celebrate Jesus' birthday. That message is presented beautifully here. I struggled a bit with the way he shows up at the nativity, even though the author herself prepared me for this. Perhaps I just don't want to confuse children that he was really there. Maybe if it had been part of a child's dream I might have been more comfortable with it. Still, the story is very ...more
Oct 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Delight your young ones with this delectable tale of Santa's gift to baby Jesus. Sherrill brings a sensational perspective of the connection between Christ's Birth and Santa's giving. She does it all through profound rhyming.

This is a great way for all Christian families to implement the importance of Christ's birth without removing the tradition of Santa Claus out of the equation.

The book cover says it all! It is very felicitous and appealing. The title is equally appropriate.

What a wonderful w
Donalisa Helsley
Nov 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I love the way Santa's Birthday Gift tie the stories of Jesus and Santa Claus together. In my family we know Christmas is about the birth of Jesus but the kids also anxiously await to see what Santa brought them. This adorable rhyming story shows Santa role in Jesus' birthday. It also teaches the lesson of giving. This story is bound to become a Christmas tradition with its simple, but beautiful retelling of the nativity scene. What a wonderful way to teach your kids the true meaning of Christma ...more
Sherrill Cannon
Aug 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Midwest Book Review: "Santa's Birthday Gift" is a charming children's Christmas book that explains origins of Santa's role in connection with the birth of the Christ child. "Santa's Birthday Gift" is beautifully written in a gentle versed narrative and illuminated with starlit illustrations of the Nativity including the jolly angel-elf in red known as Santa. Written in answer to a child's question about the traditional Nativity, "But where is Santa?", "Santa's Birthday Gift" is the perfect expl ...more
Marta Moran Bishop
May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sherrill S. Cannon brings both the birth of Christ and Santa together in this heartwarming tale that gives us a deeper meaning to gift giving. She tells it in whimsical rhyme allowing children to be swept into a deeper meaning to both Santa Claus and the true meaning of Christmas.

In our age of commercialism we tend to lose the true meaning of Christmas. Yet it would be difficult for children and parents to give up such a wonderful legend as Santa. However in "Santa's Birthday Gift," Sherrill sho
Andy Mulberry
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Santa fits perfectly in with the traditional Christmas story! PERFECT for reading out loud. Kid friendly, rhyming, cute illustrations, a great story!
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Dellani Oakes
Jun 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This charmingly illustrated book merges the birth of Jesus with the legend of Santa, showing children how the greatest joy of the season is loving one another.
Amber Bergeson
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Satisfies a childhood dillema

I wish this would have been dead to me when I was young! What a lovely way to tie in everything that makes Christmas so special for little ones!
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I am the author of nine published rhyming award-winning children's books, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, Santa's Birthday Gift, Gimme-Jimmy, Manner-Man, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Mice & Spiders & Webs...Oh My!, The Golden Rule and My Little Angel. I have also written seven published musical plays for children which are available at Lazy Bee Scripts. I am a magna cum laude ...more
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