Meet my friend Dan Beard, author of "Santa's Magic Bootprints."
Dan not only wrote this wonderful storybook but created an entire activity packet that includes 15 reusuable, self-adhesive bootprints; a special "North Pole Air Mail" envelope, a sing and read along disc and a "Christmas Together Instruction and Idea Guide."
He also created a website for this product that includes videos as well as tips for enjoying the story with your family.
"Santa’s Magic Bootprints" tells the story of how Santa forgets one of his reindeer’s names, and how, in turn, Mrs. Claus discovers a magical dust that ensures Santa will never miss any homes while delivering gifts to children.
Q. How did you come up with the idea/concept for this book?
A. Our first grandchild, Ryan, upon experiencing his first "grown- up" Christmas at the ripe old age of 2, asked me, “Poppi why doesn’t Santa Claus leave his tracks behind?” The idea inspired me to write a rather detailed story- rhyme as to how and why Santa's Bootprints will now suddenly appear in homes all around the world on Christmas morning
|Dan Beard's grandson provided the inspiration|
for 'Santa's Magic Bootprints.'
Q. What's your favorite thing about Christmas?
A. Being with all the Family and especially the grandchildren
Q. Favorite Christmas movie?
A. "Miracle on 34th Street"
Q. Real tree or artificial tree?
A. Definitely Real
Q. What is something about you that readers might be surprised to learn?
A. U.S. Paratrooper; Founded the Auto Locator Magazine in 1979