The Santa Switch : Searching for Christmas Stories?




The Santa Switch

A Christmas Story by Laura Lee Scott

                    & Illustrated by Cheryl Crouthamel


What we have here is a Christmas story about J.C. — No No No not THAT J.C. and not THE Christmas story. ( Been there done that ) As Christmas stories go This one is a lot more fun and ??? ya know I tried to come up with an adjective to describe this book and I think the best I can come up with is Enchanting with a capital E. I’m not altogether sure what “Enchants” me more. The story itself or the Illustration.What I am sure of is the team of Laura Lee Scott and Cheryl Crouthamel created something big, It’s a twist on a classic story , funny,witty , colorful and very entertaining. I think what I like best is the behind the scenes happenings on each page and of course the little mouse

We all know the story of that Chubby guy in the red suit that lives up north affectionately known as Santa Claus.There has always been those Non-Believers (and you know who you are) that always questioned the feasibility of how one man can  accomplish so much in one night let alone handle the day to day things to make such an operation work so well. Sure we all know about Mrs. Claus.You ksanta switch Christmas storiesnow the jolly  Chubby old lady that stays in the kitchen baking cookies for the big guy…

HAH!  I bet you didn’t even know her name! Well let me introduce you to Jessica Claus. The woman behind the man , Lets just say  right beside him. Sure while  Santa may be the face of the operation Jessica is not only the Brains but the backbone of it all. Yeah she still bakes cookies ( for 5,000 hungry Elves) She’s the one that keeps those very same elves happily working and making toys,acts as Coach at he reindeer flying school,keeps track of the LIST, All this while she studies for her Masters in Elfology.Yes to say the least Mrs Claus has her hands full and still has time to listen to Santa talk about HIS tough day.  So with a Twinkle in HER eyes she starts to think…

This is not the Mrs Claus you thought you knew.

Read this book and you’ll discover what really goes on up north. The partnership of the Mr.and Mrs. Claus.How one could not survive without the other. Filled with poetic verse it truly is Enchanting. So when Christmas Eve rolls around and you hear  stomping hooves on your roof or the sound of  jingle bells don’t be surprised at what else you might see…Because a girl’s gotta have a little fun too! If you are searching for new Christmas Stories...

Children’s Picture Book For Ages 2 & Up
32 Pages
8.5″ x 11″ Hardcover w/Casewrap

Published by Passion Flower Press

It’s available at  here

Next up coming in early 2014  a sequel

Once again Jessica ( Mrs. Claus) has shown what kind of woman she is.It’s the day after Christmas which to say the least is a pretty busy day for the Clauses. But does that slow her down ? Does she decide to just take it easy for a few days? Nope, she’s up with the Sun busily catching up on her work on a much needed app on her computer. Next instead of starting that well jesses tearsdeserved  Post holiday break she’s off with her Mousey sidekick  on a whirlwind trip (once again) around the globe visiting the less fortunate as she delivers a bit of her own touch of warmth to those in need. Showing to one and all the spirit of the Holiday season.To put the needs of others before your own. So only when she feels she has done all she can does Jessica join her family (In a Secret location) for a little R&R…check out the rest of the story

Written by Laura Lee Scott
& Illustrated by Cheryl Crouthamel


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. Laura lee Scott says:

    Super sweet review, Dick! Thanks for believing in a new, modern, fabulous version of Jessica Claus! Happy holidays to you and your family! 🙂

  2. I love the idea of Jessica Claus having her own story (and having time to study for a Masters in Elfology!) 🙂

    Linking up from the kidlit bloghop.

  3. Love when authors stretch themselves to use different viewpoints for stories. Thanks for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop.! Cheryl Hop Hostess.

  4. Sounds like a super fun story Sarah! Now I am really curious 😉
    -Reshama @ Stackingbooks

  5. Laura Lee Scott says:

    Merry Christmas and thanks god your fun fun feedback! If you’d like to check out the ebook version of The Santa Switch, please head to iTunes or Amazon kindle Direct. Have a great holiday season!

  6. Laura Lee Scott says:

    Ha– that was supposed to read “thank you” — and I see other spelling errors too. Yikes! I can’t read the cursive typeface with my aging eyes as I write these comments, so please forgive my grammatical errors!!!

  7. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews says:

    Well, it only makes sense that behind every great man, there’s a great woman!! LOVE IT!! Thanks so much for sharing your post in the Kid Lit Blog Hop. I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

  8. Sounds like a great book for my Granddaughter

  9. nurselinda101 says:

    This sounds so good. I would love to share this with my grandchildren. Thank you so much. God Bless

  10. Molli Vandehey-Taylor says:

    awwww this looks like a perfect book for the holidays

  11. I know that my little granddaughters would read this and enjoy it. They love everything about Christmas.

  12. What a fun book! I would love to read this!

  13. For some reasons it already makes me feel like it was written in the 80’s with such a popular name. Jessica Claus. Nice.

  14. Arlene Mccurdy says:

    the Ghost Pizzas are awesome , 2 cute

  15. Arlene Mccurdy says:

    a new twist on Mrs Claus

  16. Kristin Smith says:

    What a cool review…great book for the young ones!

  17. pumpkinsfan76 says:

    This sounds so cute, thank you for your review.

  18. Christina Gould says:

    I’ve never heard of this book. It sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Patty wright says:

    Great take on an old story.

  20. pumpkinsfan76 says:

    What a lovely story for kiddos

  21. nurselinda101 says:

    This sounds like such a cute book. The illustrations look awesome. Thank you for sharing this cute book

  22. Sandy Klocinski says:

    Super awesome post! Thanks for sharing. Have yourself a Merry Christmas!

  23. Antoinette M says:

    What a nice read for the holiday season. Thanks for the review.

  24. These look so cute!

  25. I never knew Santa’s wife’s name was Jessica Claus. It’s about time we heard about the little woman behind the man (or around him) 🤪. She helps Santa where needed. Welcome to our world Jessica and this is interesting reading 📖

  26. This is sounds like such a great Christmas story thank you for posting this

  27. I love Christmas stories and this sound like a great one

  28. nurselinda101 says:

    This sounds like such a cute book. One I would love to share with my grandchildren. I haven’t got it yet but I will. Thank you so much for sharing

  29. Heather Bridson says:

    Looks like a cute book! Perfect for kids at Christmas!


  1. […] With her brightly illustrated book regarding a stylish, capable, modern Mrs. Claus absolutely marketing at over 2 dozen shop places, plus about , iTunes (, plus Amazon (, Scott’s approach of ample providing appears to be paying off. What’s more, positive ratings for “The Santa Switch” have been plentiful from Christmas fans plus literary reviewers likewise. (For a latest review, head over to . […]

  2. […] an old story about good old Jessica Claus! Wait! Who? Read Bookroom Reviews’ Book Review of The Santa Switch ; Searching for Christmas Stories to find out who Jessica is and share her story with your […]

  3. […] an old story about good old Jessica Claus! Wait! Who? Read Bookroom Reviews’ Book Review of The Santa Switch ; Searching for Christmas Stories to find out who Jessica is and share her story with your […]

  4. […] an old story about good old Jessica Claus! Wait! Who? Read Bookroom Reviews’ Book Review of The Santa Switch; Searching for Christmas Stories to find out who Jessica is and share her story with your […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: