Darling Saves Christmas

Children - Fable
36 Pages
Reviewed on 08/19/2011
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Author Biography

With a degree in Elementary Education, Cheryl taught kindergarten through fifth grade for over ten years, during which time she was recognized as “Teacher of the Year.” She also owned a pre-school for three years. As an educator and mother, Cheryl has long recognized the importance of getting children interested in reading at a very young age and has always had a great appreciation for good children’s stories that engage a child’s mind as well as their imagination.
Over twenty years ago, Cheryl began the process of developing characters for a series of children’s book with her husband’s uncle who had a love for writing and a wonderful, creative imagination. While the characters had their beginning back then, life got in the way and the stories were set aside. Uncle Jim passed away and Cheryl made a pledge to herself to bring these delightful characters to life in books that would enthrall and delight children of all ages.
Her first children’s book, Darling the Curly Tailed Reindoe was published in September of 2010, and its sequel, Darling Saves Christmas – The Continuing Adventures of Darling the Curly Tailed Reindoe is slated for release in October of 2010. Cheryl is in the process of completing several more stories that will introduce the world to other adorable characters. To Cheryl, these stories are a fulfillment of a promise and an act of love for an uncle who has passed.
Born and raised in Chicago, Cheryl has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 41 year

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite

Cheryl Campbell's Darling Saves Christmas is a must for anyone's Christmas collection! The mix of Campbell's words and Steve McGinnis' illustrations create a must-read for children! Raindoe Darling's curly tail turns out to be useful and saves the day when she is wandering around with a pail on her tail. Santa spots the light from Darling's pail and realizes this is the solution to his worry about the planes in the sky not seeing him and his sleigh on Christmas Eve. Darling joins the adventure of delivering gifts on Christmas Eve and learns that she is helping.

Written in rhyme, Campbell's story is cute and shares a good message to the readers: sometimes solutions to problems are right in front of us, that our hidden talents may enable us to help in unusual ways. This book is written on a fourth through sixth grade reading level; however, younger children will enjoy having this book read to them and will be able to understand the story. I read this book to my three-year-old daughter three times on the day I received it, and now she "reads" the book to herself. This is a great addition to our Christmas collection.


What a wonderful book. It teaches kids how to share and care for others, and the annimation is just great!!


My almost 3 year old loves Cheryl's books.

Donald Neil

The Darling books by Cheryl Campbell are an absolute must have for every child and family. She has hit a home run with teaching children it is ok to be different from others and how you can become strong and use your differences productively. The message and characters leap off the pages and into the hearts of the children. They can't stop reading it over and over!

The original book on Darling The Curly Tailed Reindoe leads into the Darling Saves Christmas book beautifully. The talent and love in these books is exceptional.


What and amazing book for my kids. It's become their favorite book and they love the characters and illustrations. It's a must have for the family and brings Santa to life for us all!!!!


I got this book for my little cousin and she just loves this book! She is 5 years old and this is the book she always wants to have read to her. Personally my favorite part of the book is the animations. Enjoy


I bought this book for my 3 year old son. He loves The first book and thought this would be a good addition to his collection. He loves to hear about the adventures of Darling and cannot wait for Christmas. The pictures are beautiful, and I sometimes find him just going through the pages.


Great book - kids carry it around with them the year round.

Sandra Gualtieri

Darling Saves Christmas is a precious book for young and old. The lessons in each of Cheryl's books make them a must have Christmas gift for your children or grandchildren. I love her warm style and the art is endearing! This new artist's books are going to be our newest Christmas tradition in my family.