Santa Claustrophobia

Santa Claustrophobia


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Meet Doc Holiday. As a therapist he's helped everyone from the Thanksgiving Turkey, with nightmares about Pilgrims, to Cupid, who's remarkably shy for a guy with no pants! But when Saint Nick himself develops a fear of chimneys, the Doc has to round up the rest of the holiday gang to handle Christmas while Santa recuperates. The challenges become obvious when the Easter Bunny paints all the toys pastel colors, Lincoln and Washington fight over who's in charge, Columbus insists he must sail west to go east to make the deliveries, and the April Fool manages to do everything wrong! Christmas is out of control, and it's clear that only one person can set things right. . . .

About the Author: Mike Reiss lives in Los Angeles. David Catrow lives in Springfield, Ohio.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142403761
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/14/2006
Series: Picture Puffin Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.26(w) x 8.12(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

About the Author

Mike Reiss is a former head writer for The Simpsons, a show for which he has won four Emmy awards. He is a graduate of Harvard University, where he served as president of The Harvard Lampoon, and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. His other books for children include How Murray Saved Christmas, Santa Claustrophobia, and The Boy Who Looked Like Lincoln, all illustrated by David Catrow.

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Santa Claustrophobia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
pbadeer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
By far the best Christmas book in our collection. David Catrow's illustrations rise to a new level when animating this story of Santa Claus who suddenly develops a case of Claustrophobia. Unable to perform his Christmas Eve duties, Santa solicits the assistance of other holiday icons to perform his duty. Meet the Arbor Day Aardvark and Labor Day Amos along with the more traditional Easter Bunny. Set in a fun verse easily read (and read along to) by kids, this makes a great family Christmas story everyone can enjoy
Guest More than 1 year ago
I originally bought this as a gift for my neice. After reading it I decided I needed a copy for my own collection. My brother and sister-in-law loved the book too and we've been searching for more from the author. The illustrator is great! The reading of Santa Claustrophobia is a new Christmas tradition at our house.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We all love this book. I started reading it to my 22 month old last year and he still loves it this year. My husband and I really enjoy it as well. The book has such rhythm that it keeps their interest. Since we have loved this book, I bought two more for Christmas gifts. David Catrow is my favorite illistrator.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A delightful book to be shared with co workers and family when the stress of the holidays is too much.. take a moment and read this book aloud. The illustrations are beautifully drawn and the text is witty. This is a must for gift giving to everyone on your list.