Wake Up, Santa Claus!

Wake Up, Santa Claus!

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by Marcus Pfister, J Alison James
     
 

What a disaster! Santa Claus has overslept! He leaps out of bed and rushes around madly, but everything seems to go wrong. First he cannot find his boots, then he has to dig a path through the snow to the stable, get out the sleigh, feed and harnass the reindeer, and load the sack full of presents. But the sack won't fit through the door, and the sleigh is stuck,

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What a disaster! Santa Claus has overslept! He leaps out of bed and rushes around madly, but everything seems to go wrong. First he cannot find his boots, then he has to dig a path through the snow to the stable, get out the sleigh, feed and harnass the reindeer, and load the sack full of presents. But the sack won't fit through the door, and the sleigh is stuck, and Santa gets more and more behind schedule until it looks as if he won't make it in time for Christmas.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
On the day before Christmas, the most important day of his year, Santa sleeps in; from there the disasters snowball. The jolly fat man can't get the reindeer to fly and his sack of toys won't fit through the workshop door. Such is the stuff of Santa's worst nightmare as depicted in Pfister's (The Rainbow Fish) holiday fantasy. When Santa realizes it's all a dream, he manages his Christmas duties like clockwork. Fuzzily edged watercolors with plenty of icy white snow set an appropriate wintry tone, but the it's-only-a-dream conceit is an unwelcome old chestnut. Ages 5-8. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Catherine Campbell Wright
Santa Claus wakes up on the morning of Christmas Eve only to find out has slept late this year! Nothing but trouble follows Santa as he madly scrambles to get everything in order for his annual journey. First, he cannot find his boots, then he has to dig a path through the snow to the stable, get out the sleigh, feed and harness the reindeer and load his sack full of presents. But the sack is too big for the door; the presents spill everywhere; his deer are angry, and the sleigh is stuck! Children will love the surprise ending to another one of Pfister's gorgeously illustrated entertaining tales.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Santa Claus oversleeps and nothing seems to go right on his most important day of the year. Readers soon learn that it was all a bad dream, and Santa goes about his duties with nary a mishap. The fuzzy art from Pfister sets the mood, but the story is not particularly inspired.
Kirkus Reviews
Wake Up, Santa Claus! ( PLB Sept. 16, 1996; 32 pp.; 1-55858-605-9; PLB 1-55858-606-7): Santa oversleeps, can't find his boots, forgets to shovel the walkway, feed the reindeer, bag the presents. Then comes the big clue: Santa's sleigh runners are cracked and rusted. A bad dream is what we have here, and Santa wakes to his alarm clock and finds everything shipshape. Despite Santa's frantic behavior, readers will soon be able to predict that everything that can go wrong will go wrong, and may guess that there's a misunderstanding somewhere. This is best served to Pfister's many fans, who won't see the framed picture of Rainbow Fish on the wall as a not-so-subtle piece of cross-promotion.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558586062
Publisher:
North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.68(w) x 11.58(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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