In the Nick of Time and In the Nick of Time Too by Deedee Cummings

I have a double book feature for you today. Both of these books will help children understand valuable lessons about diversity and looking at things in a new way. Thank you to iReadBookTours for including me on this tour. I hope you enjoy both books!

Book Description for In the Nick of Time:

Nick Saint never really put a lot of thought into his name until one snowy day in December when he accidentally receives a letter meant for Saint Nick. Realizing there is not much time left until Christmas, Nick opens the letter. The unexpected message inside ultimately leads him on a journey of understanding poverty, gratitude, and service to others while discovering the real meaning of the holiday spirit. Nick’s actions and kindness are filled with heartwarming results that even please Santa Claus himself! An endearing story of a little brown boy who helps Santa save Christmas. Children of all ages and backgrounds who read In the Nick of Time will understand that sometimes the smallest act of kindness can take up the biggest space in someone else’s heart.

Review of In the Nick of Time:

Nick learns many valuable lessons in this story. When he receives a letter meant for Santa, his mom encourages him to try to help the child in the letter.

The story is very real today. It opens with Nick playing a video game. Nick does not know not everyone has the things he has. I loved how the author helped Nick understand how to help others. The author dedication to his son is heartwarming. The illustrations for the story perfectly and will help young readers get into the story. This is a great story to read around Christmas because it is a Christmas book but also any time of the year. Kids will love this book!


Book Description for In the Nick of Time Too:

Nick Saint and his best friend, Cooper, reunite in this warm holiday story about the magic of Christmas. A surprise visit leads to a journey of self-discovery and a deeper understanding of the true meaning of the holiday spirit. Nick and Cooper receive a charge to spread kindness and hope in their everyday lives. Will Cooper listen to his friend and help Nick save the day again? Will you also be moved to action and accept Santa’s challenge to spread kindness wherever you go?

​Children of all ages and backgrounds will be inspired by this story and will understand that love, hope, kindness, and Christmas miracles come to us in many shapes and all colors.

Review of In the Nick of Time Too:

I’ve read In the Nick of Time and this book and I love how both stories tell lessons. Nick and Cooper are best friends. Cooper spends Christmas Eve with Nick and meets someone who Cooper thinks can’t be Santa because of his skin color. Santa helps the boys understand you will learn things your entire life and being inclusive to everyone is important. The story is sweet and has many learning lessons about being inclusive. It is a great book for kids. They will love the colorful pictures.


About the Author:

Deedee is a professional dreamer. She is also an author, therapist, attorney, and mom from Louisville, Kentucky. The books she writes focus on hope, diversity, social justice, and therapeutic skills for children and adults. Her work has been featured in HuffPost, Forbes, NPR, USA Today, Essence Magazine, Psych Central, Well+Good, and The EveryGirl, among other media outlets. Deedee is also the founder of Make A Way Media and The Louisville Book Festival. She believes literacy is a fundamental human right. Her work highlights inspiring messages that remind us all it is never too late to begin again. Cummings founded Make A Way Media in 2014 after struggling to find books with characters who looked like her own children and an extreme lack of stories that reflected their life experiences. Follow Deedee on Instagram for fun and informative updates as she continues to chase her dreams and bring them to life.

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