cover image Santa Knows

Santa Knows

Cynthia Leitich Smith, Author, Greg Leitich Smith, Author, Steve Bjorkma

Santa doubters abound, but few are as activist as Alfie F. Snorklepuss. From the moment he rips his younger sister's stocking from the mantel, he's on a one-man mission to debunk the "fairy tale" of Santa and all that it entails. But this Scrooge-in-training receives a most fantastic come-uppance in the form of a Christmas Eve visit from "the Jolly Old Elf himself." The Smiths' boisterous text and Björkman's (Seeds ) energetic, cartoonish paintings make readers privy to explanations of the "elf science and technology" that gives Christmas its magic. Ages 4-up. (Sept.)