Santa Claus Is Green! How To Have An Eco-friendly Christmas


Santa, dressed in a green suit, shows us how to give back to the Earth and have fun while doing it. The inexpensive paperback comes with reusable stickers and twelve suggestions for how to have a green Christmas. For example, take reusable bags with you when you go shopping and e-mail Christmas cards.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This book is filled with lots of excellent tips and ideas on ways to celebrate a green Christmas.

Content Awareness Factors:

The author can be a little heavy handed. When Santa say things like "For the love of the Earth, we'll do what we should! Reducing! Reusing! Recycling for good!" it is just a bit much!

Little Kid Reaction

My neighbor read this to her son and, although he liked the illustrations, the "green" idea was a little beyond him.

Big Kid Reaction

I like the idea of the book but I suggest it be used with older children who fully understand the idea of green living and can really follow some of the good suggestions the author makes.

Type of Book:
This is a picture book that blends the themes of Christmas and conservation.
Educational Themes:

The book blends ideas about ways to live a more eco-friendly life with the celebration of Christmas. It has practical ideas, and you can kids connect with the themes by talking about your own traditions and then brainstorming about more environmentally conscious choices.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read with a 4-year-old boy.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is a book I'd rather get at the library than purchase. This would be an excellent, pre-holiday gift to give your child's teacher or the school library.

Title Santa Claus Is Green! How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas
Author Alison Inches
Publisher Little Simon © 2009
Illustrators Wednesday Kirwan
ISBN 1416972234
Material Hard Cover
Cost $5.99
Genres Ecology | Environment, Holidays, Religion
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