We've Seen Santa
Publisher : Strategic Book Group
Description
It's every child's dream to catch Santa leaving presents under the tree. Falling asleep on Christmas Eve is a struggle! You hear a sound. What was it? Could it be Santa? We've Seen Santa is the story of a brother and sister who sneak out of bed and go downstairs to take a peek. Will Santa be eating the cookies they left out for him? Will he be the jolly man they imagine? Will he be happy to see them? An unforgettable Christmas is in store for the siblings!


The Story Behind This Book
We've Seen Santa was originally written as a bedtime story for my daughter when she was 2-years-old.


Praise and Reviews

Wanting a nice story for the children about Christmas and Santa ?

Review: We've Seen Santa - Tiffany A; Higgins - April 2011

It's Christmas time and what's the best thing about Christmas besides Jesus being born, it's the one time of the year where you get lots and lots of presents , yummy food and get to spend time with your family. When you are little Santa is a huge deal , as we hang up our Christmas stockings , write Christmas Letters to Santa letting him know what we want and then making sure all year round we are good little kids so that we don't end up on Santa's bad list and get a lump of coal for Christmas , which is actually wanted my cousin ended up getting one year as a punishment from his parents. In We've seen Santa it tells the short story of two children sneaking down on Christmas eve and watching Santa come down the chimney and eating his cookies and milk and of course , the favourite part of Christmas for children - leaving them presents.

We've seen Santa is a nice simple straight-forward story to share with babies and toddlers about the viewing of Santa Claus.



A great read that I guarantee everyone should give a go.
Jun 03, 11

4 of 5 stars

As this story was a children’s picture book, the review will be handled slightly different from my others. First, there are really only a few things to rate: illustrations and storyline. As I was going through the book, I found there was indeed one more category, child reaction. Although I have my own feelings about the book, they are meaningless for a children’s market book without taking into account how a child would actually react. So my child test was conducted with the help of my young son.

The book We’ve Seen Santa by Tiffany Higgins (Author) and Clark Higgins (Illustrator) is cute in many ways but lacks certain elements that keep it from being a great book. The story is about two children who wake on Christmas Eve only to find Santa in their house.

Initially, the drawings were just a little too crude to fully engage me. However, after reading through, I found there was some real whimsy with the character design. Although their faces were primitive in many ways, the illustrator added a flare that made them work. I think the art might have been benefited from the use of water colors instead of color pencil. This may have buffered some of the other issues.

The writing is very basic in the story, not wholly unexpected in a book for younger readers. It was basically a cute poem in a sing-song style. I did find a time or two that the words used didn’t quite fit the established cadence, but they weren’t necessarily wrong.

Overall: 3 Stars
In the end, I found it to be a decent read. It is something I would buy and be happy to bring out once a year at Christmas. I would also be on the look out for more books by the Higginses.

Caveat: 3.5 Stars
Despite my feelings, my three year-old son loved the story. He wasn’t as gaga over it as some of the other books I read to him, but he did love certain parts. Santa was well drawn and seemed to really speak to him, along with a few pages where the kids are being silly (a particular favorite being where the kids are peering around the wall sideways). Because of his love for the book, I have added an additional strong half star.

Happy Reading!
My indie, my tea and me 

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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Kids Book!,                                                         May 21, 2011
We've Seen Santa, by Tiffany A. Higgins, was a very enjoyable read. It explores every kid's fantasy-to hear a noise, check it out, and find Santa leaving presents under the tree. The rhyming flows nicely and has that certain bounce to it. I loved the pictures, especially the reactions on the brother and sister's faces. This book is a great Christmas story and should be a top choice for all parents. I look forward to more work from Mrs. Higgins. 

-Erika Talbot, author of The Three Sibling Adventures: What We Want To Be.
 

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Tiffany A. Higgins is the author of We've Seen Santa. She was born in St. Charles, Illinois, grew up in Plano, Texas, and currently resides near Richmond, Michigan. She credits  More...
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