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When Santa Was a Baby
by Linda Bailey and Geneviève Godbout


Overview - Santa's parents think their little one is absolutely wonderful , even though he has a booming voice instead of a baby's gurgle, loves to stand in front of the refrigerator, gives his birthday presents away, trains his hamsters to pull a matchbox sleigh ...  Read more...

 
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More About When Santa Was a Baby by Linda Bailey; Geneviève Godbout
 
 
 
Overview
Santa's parents think their little one is absolutely wonderful, even though he has a booming voice instead of a baby's gurgle, loves to stand in front of the refrigerator, gives his birthday presents away, trains his hamsters to pull a matchbox sleigh ... and has an unusual interest in chimneys. The adorably funny portrait of an oddball kid who fulfills his destiny - and two very proud parents.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781770495562
  • ISBN-10: 1770495568
  • Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
  • Publish Date: October 2015
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-7
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 10.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - New Baby
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-09-14
  • Reviewer: Staff

Bailey and Godbout give Santa Claus a backstory in this sweetly funny account, warmly illustrated with soft, nostalgic pencil and pastel artwork. As a child, Santas booming ho, ho, hoas well as his predilections for the color red, giving away his birthday presents, and cool temperaturesset him apart from other kids; his certainty, as someone who knows his own mind, follows him to his calling as an adult. The result is a clever take on the Santa myth that develops him as a character with his own thoughts and motivations (and that would pair nicely with Jon Agees similarly excellent Little Santa). Godbouts cozy artwork gives the book the feel of a classic, while also offering some cheeky momentsas when a young Santa stands naked in front of an open fridge, trying to cool down. Ages 37. Authors agent: Hilary McMahon, Westwood Creative Artists. Illustrators agent: Emily van Beek, Folio Literary Management. (Oct.)

 
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