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Dinosaur Christmas
by Jerry Pallotta and Howard McWilliam


Overview - What did Santa use to pull his sleigh before he had reindeer? Dinosaurs
Santa Claus reminisces about "the good old days" when dinosaurs pulled his sleigh. The Tyrannosaurus rex wouldn't stop licking Santa, the Pterosaurs flew too high, and the Maiasauras ate presents when no one was looking Santa thinks the reindeer are a treasure.
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Overview
What did Santa use to pull his sleigh before he had reindeer? Dinosaurs
Santa Claus reminisces about "the good old days" when dinosaurs pulled his sleigh. The Tyrannosaurus rex wouldn't stop licking Santa, the Pterosaurs flew too high, and the Maiasauras ate presents when no one was looking Santa thinks the reindeer are a treasure. But when he and his old dinosaur pals look in on a little girl who's sleeping, he admits that sometimes he misses "the good old days."
Children will love meeting Santa's prehistoric friends in Jerry Pallotta's silly and sweet new classic. Beautifully illustrated by Howard McWilliam, DINOSAUR CHRISTMAS is a Christmas like no other

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780545433600
  • ISBN-10: 0545433606
  • Publisher: Cartwheel Books
  • Publish Date: August 2013
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 2-5


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-09-16
  • Reviewer: Staff

Santa takes a stroll down Memory Lane to the good old, old, old days when dinosaurs, not reindeer, pulled his sleigh. He offers fond and funny recollections of the dinos he tried out for the job: “Triceratops were steady and ready... but a bit slow,” he writes as a pair of them study a map and sip coffee from travel cups. Various anthropomorphic dinosaurs tromp through snowy scenes in a story that mainly shows off McWilliam’s goofy mashups of the prehistoric and the modern—from the styracosauruses wearing tool belts and hardhats as they present Santa with a list of union demands to a trio of stegosauruses strung up with Christmas lights and ornaments on a “merry, spiky, pointy Christmas.” Ages 5–7. (Sept.)

 
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