Little Santa is available in the board book size (which I read) and available in a hardcover/full sized. This is a quirky story about how Santa Claus (the youngest of a lot of siblings) became the Santa we all know. This is the story what Santa was like as a child (one who loves blizzards and climbing in chimneys). This is a typical story in the style of writing and illustrations of Jon Agee.
There is some subtle humor that some kids might miss (the rest of the family would like to move to Florida) but overall it is an a fairly serious story. And while the story might be a little long for the board book crowd, it is a sweet size to introduce this particular story with its simple, bold, yet the right details to the illustrations.
While this is a more believable biography of Santa, there is still a lot of “Okay, yeah, Flying Reindeer?” and “People live at the North Pole?” and “So, he found the one house that just happened to have a ton of elves who are willing to help him by not only lending him their shovels but will build him a sleigh too?” that, you the adult, will be thinking. But put your Scrooge aside and let your heart grow three sizes bigger and just enjoy this fun story about The Big Red Elf who either was destined to bring joy to millions or become a B&E burglar (seriously? Going down the chimney?)