“Super Speed Sam, Santa’s Rescue Dog,”
by MONTY J. McClaine
This book is available on Amazon.
Even though It’s 90 degrees outside, who cares? With this wonder filled story to read about the Santa Journey that happens every Christmas Eve, I have decided, the weather be hanged, hurricanes and such will have to take a back seat to “Super Speed Sam, Santa’s Rescue Dog.” This most delightful story by Monty J. McClaine tells the story of how Santa and his reindeer make their annual Christmas Eve journey delivering toys to every boy and girl. Lest you think “been there, done that” about the Santa story, you will need to think again. This author, Monty J. McClaine brings this story to a completely new understanding of the Santa Story as only a former computer engineer could.
With utmost precision and logic, McClaine weaves tangible detail into everything in the story, from the personality quirks of each individual elf and their resulting actions, to the explanations that speak to all the many logistical questions that eternally emerge from the minds of every inquiring child’s mind about this whole “Santa Story.”
When Santa encounters difficulties in his amazing journey, author McClaine’s Santa imparts special secret powers to a family Bassett Hound name Sam, who aquires the power to save the day (well night, actually) by rescuing Santa and his reindeer from a very prickly and life threatening situation. As an added bonus to Sam, his newly acquired special powers will be passed down through all Sam’s puppies to all of Sam’s grandpups and greatgrandpups.
The whys and wherefore so of this ever ubiquitous Santa tale is individualized and tailored to a most emphatically original tale, not quite like any you have probably ever heard. Crafted and constructed like a finely engineered bridge, this story with its compelling plot and supporting detail pushes the reader to remain engaged in an ultimately high suspense plot that grabs and will not let go until the very end of the story.
I am definitely reading this story to my husband on Christmas Eve this year, as I know it will delight him to no end. As for children, heaven help them if they don’t believe in the Santa story, for one read of this book will make them Santa believers for a lifetime.
Book Review by Janis Kirstein