Mrs. Claus Takes a Vacation

Linas Alsenas, Author . Scholastic $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-439-77978-4

Tired of "snow, snow, and more snow!" a cranky Mrs. Claus packs her bags and her passport to see a bit more of the world in this playful peek at the North Pole's First Couple. Santa's hangdog expression contrasts with his wife's snazzy smile as newcomer Alsenas depicts their separate pursuits (e.g., first-time gingerbread baking for him, reading romance novels on the beach for her) in a series of humorous, well-chosen scenes, if unevenly executed. Christmas Eve finds the dynamic duo reunited, with Santa planning for that annual globe-trotting sleigh ride—for two. Ages 3-5. (Oct.)

Reviewed on: 09/25/2006
Release date: 10/01/2006
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-0-439-77979-1
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