Book Review: Santa’s Little Helper by Ronald Destra

Santa's Little Helper by [Destra, Ronald]

Santa’s Little Helper


In the quiet town, snowflakes lightly fall. Though the road to town is not well-travelled, a special visitor is to appear.

It is Daniel’s first Christmas and he eagerly awaits him. Who is Santa Claus? Daniel wants to find out and see for himself!

When his parents are fast asleep, the sound of a Christmas carol makes him stir. His eyes slowly open, and the rumbling singing halts not. He must be here!

Running to the living room, his joyful gaze of anticipation meets that of the one and only Santa Claus, and does he have a job for Daniel!

This year, a Christmas wish is made come true! Being Santa’s little helper, Daniel finds out this is the season of love, joy, and giving!


I think this book makes a good Christmas gift for kids. A simple yet entertaining story. Great illustrations. The story could have been made more interesting as I thought it sounds like a normal Santa’s story.

A 3 star for this book

Book Review: The Birthday Party by Ronald Destra

The Birthday Party by [Destra, Ronald, Destra, Juanita]

The Birthday Party


This is a great story for young readers, a delightfully fanciful picture book that appeals to kids and adults alike.

The Birthday Party is a book about a young Hebrew boy who turns twelve, but he believes everyone has forgotten his birthday including his parents and friends. He is disheartened by his friends and family not caring about his birthday, having to go through a hectic day while his friends are avoiding him in school not knowing they are planning to throw him the best surprise party ever!

Can his parents, Johnny and other friends pull off the best birthday party ever! Or will their surprise party turn to disaster?

Find out in this stunning story with an unforgettable reading experience that readers will want to pass on to others.

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I thought that this book beautifully explained some of the things a child may go through as they grow up to become teenagers and how their emotions change along the way when their family or friends treat them differently. This book is about a boy who is turning twelve and his expectations for a birthday party. Although this book has colourful illustrations and may seem like a good read for children, adults like us too can relate to the story.

A 4.5 star for this short book

Book Review: The Tattoo by Ronald Destra


The Tattoo by Ronald Destra


This book is yet to be published on Amazon. It has 32 pages with illustrations. This story is about Stacie who wanted to get a tatoo for herself so badly but was warned not to do so by her mom. Stacie later learnt from her grandmother that her mom is against the idea of getting inked for a reason. Upon knowing it, Stacie realizes that life can be complicated and dangerous.

A 5-star for this well-written short book.

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