December 2018 Book of the Month
Santa turns to modern gadgets to deliver his presents in this gentle, humorous story. He still uses reindeer, though the sleigh has been updated to a nice old open-topped car, but resorts to a jet-pack in busy cities - well, it makes parking much easier - and he keeps a check on deliveries via an iPad. His best laid plans go wrong though when he drops it but fortunately the little girl he’s delivering to is a digital native and can fix it for him. The story may hinge on modern technology for its drama but there’s a charmingly vintage feel to Angela Perrini’s illustrations and the final message - one of kindness and generosity- is thoroughly traditional.
A Piece of Passion from Publisher, Sophia Whitfield : The festive time of year is all about sharing and giving. In Santa’s High-Tech Christmas, a little girl lends Santa a helping hand.
For most children Santa will seem to be the same age as their grandparents, the generation that have had to cope with the invasion of technology into their lives. Santa’s High-Tech Christmas is a humorous look at Santa having to cope with new technology. His list is no longer on paper but instead on an iPad. When he struggles with accessing his new device a little girl comes to his rescue. This little girl, from the tech savvy generation, shows Santa how easy it is to access technology – from her point of view.
Mike Dumbleton’s witty text is brought to life by Angela Perrini’s fun and vibrant illustrations.
Santa has discovered high-tech gear. With his techno-pad, a soft reclining seat in his sleigh and a rocket pack, he is well prepared to deliver presents for Christmas Day. But as things start to go wrong, Santa needs the help of a young girl so that all the presents get delivered on time.
|Publication date:||22nd November 2018|
|Publisher:||New Frontier Publishing|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month|
Mike Dumbleton is a writer and Literacy Consultant. He has worked in South Australian High Schools, New York City schools and as a Literacy Curriculum Officer for the South Australian Education Department. In addition to children’s books, he has written a range of educational texts. Part of his interest in writing stems from the fact that his grandfather was a local poet in an Oxfordshire village in England, who regularly recited his poems to the family, with or without requests! Mike was always interested in writing but a young ...More About Mike Dumbleton