A new holiday classic is born! Lisa Trumbauer and Jannie Ho have whipped up a fresh, fabulous, and very funny companion to The Haunted Ghoul Bus. In a playful take on “The Night before Christmas,” the talented pair provides kids with a one-of-kind, behind-the-scenes peek into Santa’s workshop. And it seems that all’s not well at the North Pole: the reindeer have gone on strike and Santa’s auditioning a menagerie of other animals to take their place. But when the cats abandon station to chase some mice and the elephants fall through the roof, what’s Santa to do? Will his eight trusty reindeer ever fly again?
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Lisa Trumbauer has written more than 50 children’s books, including the New York Times bestseller A Practical Guide to Dragons (Mirrorstone, 2006) and The Haunted Ghoul Bus (Sterling, 2008).
Jannie Ho studied illustration at Parsons School of Design in New York. Her books include The Mixed-Up Alphabet (Scholastic, 2007), written by Steve Metzger; Wild Critters: Build and Imagine Your Own 3-D Adventure Kit (Foster, Walter, 2007), written by Dottie Wang; The Penguins’ Perfect Picnic (Innovative Kids, 2007), written by Trish Rabe; and The Haunted Ghoul Bus (Sterling, 2008).From Booklist:
In this story of Christmas rebellion, the reindeer go on strike: “No pay, no sleigh!” Santa puts up a want ad, and after many creatures apply, he tries out a team of dogs, then cats, flamingos, kangaroos, and elephants. None of the animals can do the job, though, so Santa and the reindeer work out an agreement and sign a contract. The wry, rhyming story follows a familiar beat: “’Twas the week before Christmas, / and somewhere up north, / dear Santa was frantic— / he paced back and forth.” The artwork, featuring shiny, slightly raised figures on thick paper, has the look of Christmas greeting cards, with lots of bright red and green, and kids will want to reach out and touch the textured pages. The final view of the reindeer back at work pulling Santa and his gift-packed sleigh through the sky will have kids turning back to repeat the holiday chant. Preschool-Grade 2. --Hazel Rochman
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Book Description Sterling, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1402744625
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