Polar Express

Written by Chris Van Allsburg • Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg

Reviewed by Jennifer V (age 8)

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Do you like Christmas stories? If you like them, you should read this one. This book is about a boy who goes to the North Pole to see Santa. He goes to the North Pole on a train called the Polar Express. While the kids sit on the train, the chefs give the kids wonderful food, like hot chocolate. At the north pole, there are many elves. The boy in the story only wanted a bell from Santa's sleigh. He really wanted the bell because he believed in Santa. The lesson in the book is to always believe in Santa because if you don't, you won't get something from Santa.

I liked the part when the children drank hot chocolate on the train because I love hot chocolate! My favorite part was when the boy got the bell from Santa because it was a very special present.

Kids should read this book if they like Christmas stories. It is a good book for kids who really believe in Santa.

Jennifer V is a member in Page Turners After School Program / Rauschenbusch Center's Page Turners' Book Club (2009-2010)