A deluxe gift edition of the modern Christmas classic, featuring an access code to a printable Christmas party kit, plus downloadable audio read by Academy Award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn!
Auntie Claus is just another eccentric New Yorker—or is she? Young Sophie has often wondered about her unusual great-aunt, Auntie Claus. She lives in penthouse 25C at the Bing Cherry Hotel and is so curioso! After all, Auntie Claus serves Christmas cookies all year long and her tree is always the best-decorated in the city. And then there’s her annual “business trip,” right around the holidays. This year Sophie is determined to get to the bottom of Auntie Claus’s mysterious ways. Put on your mittens and bundle up for an adventure beyond your wildest dreams. Ho, ho, ho!
Auntie Claus was a staple in our house growing up, so it has a special place in my heart, but it’s well deserved, because this book is phenomenal. The story is masterfully told, the amazing illustrations add an additional layer to the text, and being reminded of the most important rule of Christmas (“It is far better to give than to receive.”) is never a bad idea. This is one I’m happy to read over and over and over again.
This book will take you on a pretty fun business trip! My favorite part of this book was the lesson that giving is better than receiving. I also think this book is a fun twist, getting to know Santa’s sister!