Christmas in July

Christmas in July

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by Arthur Yorinks, Richard Egielski
     
 

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From the creators of the Caldecott Medal-winner Hey, Al comes this full-color holiday book covering the subject of Santa Claus delayed. Everyone was dreaming of a white Christmas. Then Santa didn't show up--he'd lost his pants.Ages 4-8.  See more details below

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From the creators of the Caldecott Medal-winner Hey, Al comes this full-color holiday book covering the subject of Santa Claus delayed. Everyone was dreaming of a white Christmas. Then Santa didn't show up--he'd lost his pants.Ages 4-8.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
When Santa sends his pants to the cleaners, he unwittingly sets in motion a sequence of events that delays that year's yuletide. For the cleaners misdirect the familiar red trousers (``Size 67--with cuffs!''), giving them to wealthy, arrogant New Yorker Rich Rump. When Santa attempts to retrieve them he is arrested for loitering and jailed for six months, during which time ``the world was a mess.'' Yorinks's prose here seems forced, and his attempted witticisms are relentless--dependent more on adult sensibilities than children's senses of humor. (``Santa was sayonara'' and ``fresh out of the pokey'' are neither childlike nor particularly endearing.) And though Egielski's illustrations have a certain verve, this is not one of the duo's more satisfying collaborations. Underlying its polish and cleverness--and beneath its verbal and visual acrobatics--it is a mean-spirited book, lacking in substance and heart. Ages 4-8. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062059222
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Series:
Michael di Capua Bks.
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
7.84(w) x 10.29(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile:
280L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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