I received a Mobi.file copy of this book from the author through a giveaway she had on LibraryThing, and the following is my honest opinion.

The moment my inner-child began reading this book, it immediately thought of Christmas and the poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, especially when it mentioned the stockings being hung with care, in the hopes that St. Nicholas will soon be there.

Shelly, remembering she had no stocking to leave for Santa so he can fill in with all sorts of candy and other goodies, she began to make her own; and leaves it hanging by her window, Like all children, wanting to see him, Shelly tries to stay up but as expected falls asleep.

This is a marvelous enchanting book for its young readers, it’s filled with the magic and spirit of Christmas, especially that of sharing; and with the stocking becoming alive and going off on a journey hoping to get itself filled and then returning home before Shelly would get up Christmas morning.

Does the stocking get itself filled? Is the stocking able to find its way back home after flying and traveling all over town? Who does it meet so it can get the instructions to go back to Shelly from?

Being July, it’s hazy, hot and humid outside; reading a Christmas book at this time makes you wish it was December with the holiday quickly approaching. The rhyming in this book captures and holds the young reader’s interest; just as it did for me when I was a young child reading the poem I mentioned at the beginning of my review.

For creating the Christmas spirit for her readers now, both young and old, I’m happy to give the author, Anitha Rathod, the 5 STAR rating she’s gotten from this reviewer and my inner-child.