cover image Holiday Heroes Save Christmas

Holiday Heroes Save Christmas

Adam Wallace, illus. by Shane Clester. Jabberwocky, $10.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4926-6970-8

On December 22, when the Holiday Heroes—the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, a leprechaun, and a witch—assemble for their monthly meeting, the hero of the season is missing. But Santa chimes in via video to share the news that he is sick and counting on his teammates to deliver presents on Christmas Eve. After an impromptu, bungled training session at the North Pole, the substitute couriers lift off in the high-tech “Super Sleighmobile 3000” (no reindeer required) to launch their calamity-riddled mission, which involves a crash landing, a toppled Christmas tree, and cookies transformed into spiders. From afar, Santa intervenes, instructing the heroes to “sort this out,” and they rise to the occasion. With an animated cartoon vibe and bright hues, paneled pictures by Clester (The Picky Eater) ramp up the frivolity of this slight but jolly holiday offering. Ages 4–7. [em](Oct.) [/em]