Santa Claus is a Christmas picture book by the Finnish author and illustrator Mauri Kunnas.
This beautiful book is one of those beloved treasures from my childhood. My brother and I read and reread this book to shreds when we were kids, and all of our ideas and stories about Santa came from this book.
In “Santa Claus” we hear about the life of Santa (who is of course Finnish😊)and his helpers and family who live in this magical place called Korvatunturi. We hear and see what is going on in Korvatunturi, not only during Christmas, but year around.
Korvatunturi has of course a school for the little elvin children, a beautiful workshop, a printing press, a community theatre, an orchestra, a reference library, a bakery, a sauna and a concert hall.
We also find out about the spies sent to earth to spy on the children to see if they are behaving properly 😄.
And if you think that all the presents can go on one sleigh then you are highly mistaken for Santa has of course his own private plane! 😄
I cannot praise this book enough! The story and, more importantly the illustrations, are heavenly! Full of little details to feast your eyes on! This book will make the perfect Christmas gift for a little child, or just a delicious addition to your own Christmas Library.
“Santa Claus” is one of many books Mauri Kunnas has written about Christmas and Santa Claus, and my goal is to collect them all, for when I look at these gorgeously cozy illustrations the whole magic of childhood comes flowing back into me. 😊😊😊