Santa Claustrophobia (Picture Puffin Books)

3.85 avg rating
( 98 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780142403761: Santa Claustrophobia (Picture Puffin Books)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Holiday characters ranging from the Easter Bunny to the April Fool try to take over Christmas responsibilities so that stressed Saint Nick can take a vacation. By the creators of How Murray Saved Christmas. Reprint.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

The comedic team that last explained How Murray Saved Christmas--Simpsons writer Mike Reiss and editorial illustrator David Catrow--returns for another comical yuletide rhyme.

At first glance, their book threatens to be too wacky for its own good, but Reiss quickly saves the tale with fun rhymes and abundant cleverness. Santa Claus suffers from recurring nightmares about getting stuck in a lit chimney ("I smell something cooking. I'm not sure just what. Is it ham? Is it lamb? No, I think it's my butt!"), which clearly points to a case of Santa Claustrophobia. So Doc Holiday wisely prescribes (what else?) a holiday, arranging for St. Nick's Christmas duties to be handled by the April Fool, St. Patrick, the Tooth Fairy, et al. ("There were even a few who weren't so famous, like the Arbor Day Aardvark and Labor Day Amos.") But the well-meaning Doc soon finds that replacing the Big Guy isn't that easy: Cupid attaches long, time-consuming love notes to each present, Columbus on delivery-detail insists on sailing "east to go west, then west to go east," and the Easter Bunny has trouble gift-wrapping ("his paws were too small") so resorts to painting all the presents in pastels.

Fortunately, a tanned, toned Santa Claus returns from Aruba just in time to save the day: "If chimneys are tight, I've got nothing to fear: I lost twenty pounds--nineteen from my rear!" Both kids and adults will enjoy the same humor Reiss showed in Murray, but some of the biggest laughs in the book undoubtedly belong to Catrow's details (including a genius Father Time from 1969, sporting a plastic pick sticking out of his huge gray afro). (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes

About the Author:

David Catrow is the illustrator of many picture books including Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon and its sequel Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon, written by Patty Lovell; I Wanna Iguana and its two companion books I Wanna New Room and I Wanna Go Home, written by Karen Kaufman Orloff; Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel; The Middle Child Blues by Kristyn Crow; and We the Kids: the Preamble to the Constitution. He lives in Ohio with his wife, Deborah.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mike Reiss
ISBN 10: 0142403768 ISBN 13: 9780142403761
New Quantity Available: 9
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Christmas: Santa Claustrophobia. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780142403761

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 4.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Reiss, Mike
Published by Puffin
ISBN 10: 0142403768 ISBN 13: 9780142403761
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
Brats Bargain Books
(Waresboro, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0142403768 New Book- Ships in 1 business day from my GA location!. Seller Inventory # SKU000029146

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 4.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.59
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Mike Reiss, David Catrow (Illustrator)
Published by Puffin (2006)
ISBN 10: 0142403768 ISBN 13: 9780142403761
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0142403768

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 13.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Mike Reiss
Published by Puffin (2006)
ISBN 10: 0142403768 ISBN 13: 9780142403761
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. David Catrow (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0142403768

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 29.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Reiss, Mike
Published by Puffin (2006)
ISBN 10: 0142403768 ISBN 13: 9780142403761
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110142403768

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 34.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Reiss, Mike
Published by Puffin
ISBN 10: 0142403768 ISBN 13: 9780142403761
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0142403768 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0965771

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds