Cheryl C. Malandrinos
Can Robert cast aside what he wants for Christmas and ask Santa to bring his new friend a special gift?
Robert can't wait to see Santa. He's got a pile of stuff he wants to ask for. Then he meets Glenn in line, and Robert himself gets to play Santa. I was touched by the main character's transformation after he came in contact with someone in real need. The glow he walks away with can't be bought, and he'll never find it under the Christmas tree, but it's the heart of the season that he's found. Nicely illustrated, enjoyable story for readers of all ages. - Jude Dee
It is not often that a simple children's book can nearly bring me to tears, but this one succeeded. There is nothing better than reading a story at Christmastime that reminds you that there are still good people and good kids in the world. This is one heartwarming Christmas story that you and your kids can read and enjoy. It will remind you of the true meaning of Christmas, and I believe that the author's purpose is accomplished. - Ruth A. Hill
Cheryl C. Malandrinos is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of four children’s books including, A Christmas Kindness (as C.C. Gevry in the first edition), a blogger and book reviewer, and a member of SCBWI. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two daughters. She also has a son who is married.