What a fun picture book! The illustrations are charming and full of colour and the story of Santa's doubt in young Harold's existence is witty enough for adults to enjoy whilst being funny for children at the same time. Santa wants to believe in Harold - after all he is the person that makes Christmas so special - but his friends have planted the seeds of doubt in his head and he's confused now. After all when he saw Harold last Christmas and he sat on his knee as usual he looked ....different. Santa is worried that it's not really Harold writing him letters and leaving treats for him, it's Harold's parents and that isn't special at all. Santa hatches a plan to wait in Harold's living room on Christmas Eve to see if the boy really does exist.
This story would be a perfect read for children beginning to not believe in the jolly man in the red suit, the arguments Santa and Harold come up with for not believing in each other are very funny. .
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