The Big Secret

The Whole and Honest Truth About Santa Claus

Non-Fiction - Parenting
52 Pages
Reviewed on 10/03/2013
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Author Biography

D. W. Boorn is an author, illustrator and self-described philosopher for children. Her very first book, The Big Secret: The Whole and Honest Truth About Santa Claus, has won the 2014 Gold Award from Reader's Favorite (Parenting category), a Silver Mom's Choice Award and appeared on the cover of Publisher's Weekly! She writes and illustrates children's books that teach with humor, love and compassion. Mrs. Boorn is rarely seen without one of her beloved dogs!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite

The Big Secret by D. W. Boorn is a must-have for every parent as it will help children with the transition from believing in Santa Claus to knowing the truth about the magic of Christmas. The Big Secret asks and double checks that the reader is ready to learn the truth about Santa Claus and be added to the list to be a part of the Big Kids’ Club. If the reader is ready to take this enormous step, then he or she should turn the page, add his or her name to the list and be prepared to learn the truth about Santa Claus. The legend of Santa Claus is shared as well as the concept of magic; both the magic of things that can be seen and those magical things that cannot be seen. The magic of Christmas and the season is explained as well with examples of how children can also share in this magic.

I absolutely love The Big Secret and it has found a spot on my bookshelf. It will be used when my children are ready to write their names on the list to join the Big Kids’ Club! D. W. Boorn addresses the concept of Santa Claus for children who are transitioning out of the stage of believing in Santa Claus. It is explained in such a way that Christmas is seen in a whole new light, but it is still just as magical a time as when Santa Claus was believed in, maybe even more magical!

This book is really for anyone of any religion and does not delve into specific religious beliefs, merely the concept of Christmas being a magical time of the year due to the fact that people are kinder to each other at this time and are overall a better person. I love the look and the layout of this book as it really does look magical as if containing secrets within the pages.

Karen Govea

Very good book.