Where, Oh Where, Is Santa Claus?
Lisa Wheeler, , illus. by Ivan Bates. . Harcourt, $16 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-15-216408-9
The search is on when Santa's reindeer put out their version of an APB: “Clip-clop, clip-clop, two-by-two./ Santa, Santa! Where are you?” All manner of polar paws (and some fins) get in step and join the hunt on a frigid, frosty arctic night. Could prints in the snow (“Ziggy-zaggy/ tricky track./ Crisscross, crisscross/ doubles back”) be a break in the case? This jaunty, fun-to-say verse has the verve of a kid-friendly whodunit. And Wheeler and Bates's (
Reviewed on: 10/22/2007