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The Christmas Santa Had No Beard

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By Howard M. Bricker, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 30, 2011

Each Christmas season children see a beardless, or fake bearded Santa Claus in malls and on television shows leaving them confused and skeptical.  Upon reading The Christmas Santa Had No Beard, children and parents alike will finally discover just how Santa can lose his beard. They will meet the disgruntled Baldy, the North Pole barber, who has asked for hair since childhood without having any success.  Readers will accompany this beardless Santa on this epic Christmas journey as he encounters one problem after another.

Find out how this beardless Santa Claus resolves this dilemma and convinces children that he is indeed the real legendary St. Nick.  Author Howard M. “Gramps” Bricker would not leave Santa Claus, or his youthful readers in despair.  There is a happy ending when Santa Claus makes a surprising discovery and can joyfully exclaim, “Isn’t it wonderful, I am going to have a beard for Christmas!”

Illustration copyright © 2011 by John Dall

Howard M. Gramps Bricker is a story-telling great grandfather who created this story with purpose of restoring the magical legend of Santa Claus within every child’s imagination. Illustrator, John Dall’s imaginative artistry is guaranteed to entice prospective young readers to seek what adventures lie ahead.  This is a Christmas story that is destined to be retold to children for future generations to come.

The world finally has a refreshing answer to the question parents would rather leave unanswered, “Who is that man behind the fake beard?”

Upon reading The Christmas Santa Had No Beard, children may discover that man could be Santa Claus himself.

For more information, visit: http://www.grandpabrickerbooks.com

This book is also available in Spanish: La Navidad en la que Santa Claus no tenía barba

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

  • I was interest in the book,The Christmas Santa Had No Beard,by Howard M. Bricker. I went into his Facebook page Grandpa Bricker Books. They mentioned
    Children’s Book Review and I read the interview by Bianca Schulze. Because of her informative interview with the author, I will be purchasing The Christmas Santa Had No Beard as Christmas gifts for children. Great interview!

    December 8, 2011

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