#221 – Santa’s Birthday Gift by Sherrill S. Cannon

santas birthday gift5 Stars

Santa’s Birthday Gift

Sherrill S. Cannon

Eloquent Books
32 Pages     Ages: 4 to 8


Back Cover: 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 night and this is how he began his yearly trips to good boys and girls.  If your children, or you, want to know how Santa’s reindeer can fly, this story explains how.  Have you ever wondered how Santa’s bag is always full of toys, no matter how many he pulls out?  I have and this story finally explained in a way that makes sense.

There are really two stories in Santa’s Birthday Gift.  The second is the amazing birth of baby Jesus.  The traditional nativity story re-told in simple terms that most every child would understand.  Still, the main story is how Santa Claus came to be.  I really like this story.  It can be leisurely read in one sitting and holds the reader’s (and the listener’s), attention throughout.  This story will become a part of your Christmas tradition; it is that good and that inspiring.




Santa’s Birthday Gift

Author: Sherrill S. Cannon    website
Illustrator: Kalpart Team    website
Publisher: Eloquent Books     website
Released: November 3, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-6086-0824-9
Number of Pages: 32
Ages: 4 to 8

Copyright ©2012 by Eloquent Books, used with permission.

Text: Copyright ©2012 by Sherrill S. Cannon

Illustrations: Copyright ©2012 by Kalpart Team, used with permission.

book donated to library courtesy of author & publisher

4 thoughts on “#221 – Santa’s Birthday Gift by Sherrill S. Cannon

  1. Interesting. I’m not sure that merging the two stories is exactly orthodox, but it might be interesting to see how the author does it. I was taught that the gifts of the Magi were explanation enough for the gift-giving tradition.


    • I understand what you’re saying and that is what I understood also: that the gift of the magi were enough to explain the tradition of gift-giving at Christmas. I know that I have seen Santa’s bent over the cradle of Jesus in ornaments and holiday pieces. This book reminds me of those things and the cementing of two traditions: the birth of Christ and the arrival of Santa. Maybe the author was trying to explain those things as well.

      It is a great story. You really should read it.


  2. Pingback: review – Manner Man by Sherrill s. Cannon | Kid Lit Reviews

  3. Pingback: CHRISTMAS BOOKS — 2012 « Kid Lit Reviews

If you like this post ... Why?

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.