Santa Claus Doesn't Mop Floorsby Debbie Dadey
Series: The Bailey School Kids #3
71 pages, Fantasy
Reviewed by bookRacoon
Pretty good Christmas story, but not about Jesus.
PlotNote: Co-written by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones.
After Bailey Elementary's old janitor quits, the school gets a jolly man who can clean up the worst mess in record time, as shown throughout the book. After a while, though, Mr. Jolly and his little notebook are getting suspicious. Is Mr. Jolly really Santa?
MoralityEddie makes a mess in the teacher's lounge, and spreads whipped cream throughout a hallway.
Spiritual ContentThis is a Christmas story in a sense. However, all the content refers solely to Santa, and never Jesus. Eddie says that if Santa were real, his dad would believe in Christmas again.
Drug and Alcohol ContentMr. Jolly lights a pipe several times.
Crude or Profane Language or Content"Shut up" is used.
ConclusionAn enjoyable-enough story for its age group, but sad in that it feels like the authors are purposefully excluding Jesus Christ. Eddie is not a good role model and the morality is not exceptional, but neither is it abominable; it is a very simple, straight-forward story.
|Written for Age:||8-10|
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