Come with Santa as he visits iconic Melbourne landmarks
According to children's author Steve Smallman and illustrator Robert Dunne, this Santa bloke really gets around, everywhere from Alabama to Yorkshire.
Between them, Smallman and Dunn have written a series of a few dozen books specific to your child's home town. If they haven't written one for your city yet, don't worry, because there is also the all-purpose version, Santa Clause is Coming to My House.
Nanny recently bought my three year old our local version, Santa is coming to Melbourne.
He has been thrilled to follow Santa as his "Santa-nav" gets him and the reindeer lost on their way from the North Pole and low cloud sees him crash landing on the observation deck of the Eureka Tower (a Melbourne landmark).
They head out from the city and visit all the great suburbs, such as Ferntree Gully and Hoppers Crossing, making this book a really local experience for kids.
My son was relieved to discover that Santa really does deliver presents to places where there is no snow and they don't rug up in coats and scarves and have open fires at Christmas time.
Not everything has been quite translated into "Australian" as Santa still eats cookies instead of biscuits, but all-in-all, it's a fun and modern kids book for Christmas that you'll enjoy reading again and again.