BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Waiting For Santa by Steve Metzger

TITLE: Waiting For Santa

AUTHOR: Steve Metzger

ILLUSTRATOR: Alison Edgson

PUBLISHER:  Litte Tiger Press, 2015


It’s Christmas Eve in the forest.

“We’ve got to get ready for Santa Claus!”

Bear tells the other animals.

“Will there be presents?” squeaks Mouse.

“Santa’s not coming!” Badger grumbles.

“He doesn’t even know we’re here!”

Clever Bear has a plan. “We just have to believe,”

he tells his friends.

But will Santa really come?

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS BOOK :  While the other animals of the forest wonder if Santa even knows where they live, Bear has the faith of a child and believes that jolly ol’ elf will not forget them. Now it’s time to decorate the tree and patiently wait to hear the jingle of reindeer bells! Author, Steve Metzger, has created a cute tale young readers will be able to relate to and parents will find amusing. A nice addition to any library!

RATING: ****4 Stars****


1 star…probably not worth your time.

2 stars…there are some things to like, but some elements could have been stronger.

3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers, but others might find it lacking something.

4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.

5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!



Jack is afraid of the THING in the closet. Monty is afraid of the LUMP in the bed. One day boy and monster both decide they no longer want to fear what hides in the dark. Both have a plan, but will be surprised by what they discover after A BUMP IN THE NIGHT.

Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

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