cover image Oh, What a Christmas!

Oh, What a Christmas!

Michael Garland. Scholastic Press, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-545-24210-3

When Santa’s reindeer harness rips, the reindeer head skyward and his sleigh crashes into a barn. Discovered by inquisitive, slightly bug-eyed farm animals, Santa hatches a plan: “Now, Sheep! Now, Goat! Now, Piggy and Cows! On, Horsey! On Doggie! Oh, what a Christmas flight we have now!” After Santa and his menagerie deliver the presents, he’s reunited with the reindeer, but he leaves a special surprise for his tired new friends. Garland’s coyly expressive, digital cartoon animals pop off the page in this funny holiday adventure. Ages 4–up. (Sept.)