Santa Claustrophobiaby Mike Reiss, David Catrow (Illustrator)
Meet Doc Holiday. As a therapist he's helped everyone from the Thanksgiving Turkey, with his recurring nightmares about Pilgrims, to Cupid and his personal romance problems-he's remarkably shy for a guy with no pants! But when Saint Nick himself comes in and is diagnosed with a severe case of Santa Claustrophobia, the Doc gets the challenge of his career. Sending the big guy off to Aruba for some much-needed R and R, the Doc takes it on himself to round up the rest of the holiday gang to handle Christmas in Santa's absence.
The challenges become immediately apparent as the Easter Bunny paints all of the toys in pastels, 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 becomes clear to Doc Holiday that there's only one person who can set things right.
- Penguin Publishing Group
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.44(w) x 9.64(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 7 - 10 Years
Meet 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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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.
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.
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.