cover image Santasaurus


Niamh Sharkey, . . Candlewick, $15.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-2671-6

Forget the natural history museum. The real prehistoric party is in Dinosaur Town, where Momosaurus, Dadosaurus and kids Ollie, Molly and Milo experience full holiday "hustle and bustle and squoosh" in Sharkey's (The Ravenous Beast ) kicky, candy-colored spot illustrations and full-page oil paintings. With stockings hung, the tree decorated and milk and cookies strategically placed, the three siblings excitedly await Christmas morn and a visit from you-know-who. Young readers who can't get enough dino-fun fare will especially enjoy the appearance of Santasaurus and his flying dinodeer in this quirky parallel world. Ages 3-6.(Oct.)