It's Christmas Time

The Magic of Snowville

Children - Adventure
66 Pages
Reviewed on 09/27/2015
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Author Biography

K. Mobley was born as Kenneth C. Mobley in a small community just outside Augusta, Georgia. Kenneth's earlier years were always filled with creative moments; as a child, Kenneth enjoyed drawing and making funny comics to make his family and friends laugh. This continued on through to high school, where he became the cartoonist for the school newspaper. After college, he started his own underground record label that remained popular for several years. Kenneth went on to ghost write and create song concepts for countless artists. One day, a long time cartoonist and friend, Tony B. Jackson, suggested that Kenneth consider writing childrens' book stories. This idea sparked the passion to create once again, inspiring the holiday story book, It's Christmas Time: The Magic of Snowville. Editor Asimina T. Mobley was added to the group to set a high quality standard of literature. With these elements, they form what is now known as K blue Publishing.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

It’s Christmas Time: The Magic of Snowville is a children’s science fiction picture book written by K. Mobley and illustrated by Anthony B. Jackson. Far away, on another planet, there’s a little town called Snowville. Sinclair Frost and his brother, Ivan, live in Snowville, and Sinclair is probably the town’s most popular resident. The Frosts come from a long family lineage of being Givers, a role very similar to that played by Santa Claus on planet Earth. As Christmas is getting closer, Sinclair is busy getting toys and gifts ready with the assistance of his gifted dog, Randall, and his twelve helper elves, who come from the Star Planet, which is the source of the Frosts’ special powers. This is a particularly special year as a mighty king has commissioned a very special gift for his newborn son. Ivan, Sinclair’s younger brother, has always been jealous of Sinclair and his role as Giver, and the royal commission makes him even more envious and unhappy. He decides to take matters into his own hands and prevent his brother from giving out any gifts at all.

K. Mobley’s science fiction picture book for children, It’s Christmas Time: The Magic of Snowville, is an original and humorous take on the traditional Santa Claus story. Sinclair Frost is hip and savvy, and while he still loves milk and cookies, he drives in a souped-up sled car designed by his dog, Randall, and they fly off into the sky blasting cool music as they go. Anthony B. Jackson’s illustrations are bright, colorful and zany, and they perfectly fit the tenor and mood of the story. This is a marvelous picture book for storytelling; however, the level of the vocabulary and simple storyline make it ideal for readers who are just past their primers and looking to get into reading on a more advanced level. It’s Christmas Time: The Magic of Snowville is highly recommended.

Lit Amri

In It’s Christmas Time: The Magic of Snowville by K. Mobley, Sinclair Frost comes from a long line of ‘Givers’ – people with the power to create and give gifts to all good little girls and boys once a year. This power was given to their family nearly a century ago by the Star Queen. It’s a gift that brings joy to the people of Snowville. However, Sinclair’s younger brother, the greedy and lazy Ivan, is jealous of him. He comes up with a plan that may jeopardize Christmas and Sinclair’s duties as a Giver.

K. Mobley’s narrative is easily readable and engaging. Parents/guardians and children will definitely enjoy reading this book together during Christmas. The holiday themed premise makes this book a great gift idea. It’s also a good book to add to a school’s reading list for the lower grades. Another apparent selling point of this book is the vibrant illustrations by Anthony B. Jackson. They are eye catching and would definitely keep kids entertained. Sinclair Frost is the epitome of a younger, cool Santa Claus, with his flying Mercedes Benz-like sled car invented by his genius talking dog Randall.

It’s Christmas Time entertains, teaches and inspires good values to children, a great magical read that would absolutely delight young readers and adults alike. It actually makes me look forward to Christmas even more. All in all, this is a commendable children’s book from Mobley, and is perfectly complemented by Anthony Jackson’s illustrations. Hopefully Mobley and Jackson will produce another holiday themed story.

Susana Pena

It’s Christmas Time: The Magic of Snowville by K. Mobley is a wonderful Christmas book that reminds us all about the power of giving and helping others. Sinclair Frost lives in Snowville and he has magical powers that have been passed down to him from his previous generations. These “giver” powers allow him to create and give gifts once a year on Christmas to all of the good little boys and girls. However, Sinclair doesn’t do this huge task all by himself. He gets help from his best friend Randall, who happens to be a dog, and twelve trustworthy elves that are led by the head elf named Pepper. All of the Christmas preparations run smoothly until Sinclair’s brother, Ivan, tries to ruin Christmas. However, Randall, the elves, and the townspeople pitch in to help save this special holiday season!

I enjoyed reading It’s Christmas Time: The Magic of Snowville because it reminded me of both the stories of Santa Claus and the Grinch. Sinclair Frost is very kind and giving like Santa Claus, but his brother Ivan is jealous and greedy like the Grinch. However, in the end Ivan has to learn the true meaning of Christmas. Kids look forward to this special holiday not only because they receive gifts, but also because it is such a magical and beautiful season! It’s Christmas Time: The Magic of Snowville teaches us the importance of giving to others, teamwork, family, and never giving up. There are also many beautiful and colorful illustrations throughout this delightful book that make it very enjoyable to read!