Santa's Sugar

Children - Preschool
120 Pages
Reviewed on 01/24/2013
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Author Biography

Jane says that Santa’s Sugar, a Christmas book for children and for the child in each of us, was a joy to create. The book has garnered ten awards: Mom's Choice Awards, 2012, Silver; Royal Dragonfly, 2012, Second; Reader Views Literary Awards 2012, Second; 2013 KART Kids Book List; Feathered Quill "Be Kind to Animals" Award, 2013; International Book Awards, 2013, Finalist; National Indie Excellence, 2013 Winner-Holiday; Royal Dragonfly, 2013, 2 HM's.

Reviewers have commented:

“Santa’s Sugar is a delightful little book that would be perfect under any Christmas tree, yet teaches life-long lessons too.”

“Everyone makes mistakes and Nugget learns along with Santa that mistakes in life are made, but it takes much courage and bravery to try and fix them.”

“The ending has an interesting surprise and leaves readers with a wish for more Nugget stories!”

“Jane Gerencher has created a story to be passed down from generation to generation.”

Jane earned a BA in English at Moravian College and an MA in English at PSU. She has taught English at the middle school, high school, community college and 4-year college levels.

She wrote a newspaper column for two years entitled “Dear Teacher.” Her website includes some of her favorite columns as well as favorite essays. She is a member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). She is a member of the Apache Junction Writers Group where she finds acceptance, humor, and inspiration.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite

Nugget couldn’t seem to do anything right in Santa’s workshop as he always made mistakes in every new job he was given to do. That is, until Mrs. Claus gave Santa a sugary white cat named Sugar, and Nugget was given the responsibility of taking care of Santa’s new Christmas present. Even though others thought Nugget would do something wrong in caring for Sugar, Nugget proved them wrong by the way he took care of this special cat.

Everything about this book is beautiful, inside and out. The high quality hard cover is beautifully illustrated with Santa holding his white furry friend, and Nugget looking on. This sweet story by Jane Gerencher will capture your child’s heart and attention as you read about Nugget, the misfit elf who makes mistakes and just can’t find his place in Santa’s North Pole workshop. The beauty of the story teaches children how everyone makes mistakes. Even when we make mistakes, there is still hope because everyone has that something special we are good at. The only problem is that we just need to find what it is. In this story, Nugget realizes that taking care of Santa’s furry friend Sugar is his job at the workshop, and he does his job well. And to go along with the story, Michael Patch created awesomely wonderful illustrations on every page that makes the story come alive before your eyes. You just have to see the print book to understand the beauty of it. I highly recommend this special Christmas book for your child’s library. And this is not a book to be read only at Christmas. I have read it to my four year-old niece several times today. For children, Santa Claus is for year round and they enjoy Christmas stories any time. I encourage you to pick up a copy for the special child in your life today.