cover image How Santa Lost His Job

How Santa Lost His Job

Stephen Krensky. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, $15 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-689-83173-7

In How Santa Lost His Job by Stephen Krensky, illus. by S.D. Schindler, downsizing hits the North Pole when the elves vote to sack Santa in the name of efficiency. Clever, humorous details abound in Schindler's pen-and-ink art (the elves upgrade to computer ordering; reindeer help Santa clean house). A fitting follow-up to How Santa Got His Job. (Oct.)