Synopses & Reviews
* andquot;Holiday magic abounds.andquot;and#160; andmdash;Publishers Weekly,and#160;
andquot;Sure to become a holiday classic.andquot;and#160; andmdash;Parents Magazine
Auntie Claus serves Christmas cookies all year long and her tree is always the best decorated in New York. But Sophie Kringle has always wondered about her unusual great-aunt.and#160;If Auntie Claus loves Christmas so much, why is she never home for the holidays? Sophie must know Auntie Clausandrsquo;s secret, and her curiosity takes her on a journey beyond her wildest dreams to discover the true meaning of Christmas.and#160;This shimmery deluxe edition features a note from the author, plus a downloadable audio book and Christmas celebration kit.and#160;and#160;
"When Santa falls ill just before Christmas, who's the first number on his speed dial? Pete the Cat, of course. Standing on his surfboard, staring out with the deadpan expression readers will recognize from his previous books, Pete agrees to make Santa's Christmas Eve deliveries; before long the reindeer are strapped to Pete's red minibus ('Then the minibus flew, just like in a movie./ Pete the Cat cried, 'This is totally groovy!''). Despite Pete's ongoing anxieties about being too small for the job, there aren't any hiccups along the way, making for a gently off-kilter but fairly straightforward story. Ages 4 – 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
'Twas the day before Christmas and Santa was ill.
In the cold winter wind he had caught a bad chill.
Will Christmas be canceled? Will it come to that?
"Never!" cried Santa.
"Let's call Pete the Cat!"
In this rockin' new spin on the traditional tale The Night Before Christmas, Pete the Cat proves that giving your all in the spirit of Christmas is the totally groovy thing to do.
A special edition of the best-selling Christmas classic! Features a note from the author, plus bonus downloadable audio book and Christmas celebration kit.and#160;and#160;
Auntie Claus is just another eccentric New Yorker--or is she? Young Sophie has often wondered about her unusual great-aunt, Auntie Claus. She lives in penthouse 25C at the Bing Cherry Hotel and is so
curioso! After all, Auntie Claus serves Christmas cookies all year long and her tree is always the best-decorated in the city. And then there's her annual "business trip," right around the holidays. This year Sophie is determined to get to the bottom of Auntie Claus's mysterious ways. Put on your mittens and bundle up for an adventure beyond your wildest dreams. Ho, ho, ho!
About the Author
Eric Litwin (aka Mr. Eric) is a New York Times
bestselling author. He is a guitar-strumming, book-writing, harmonica-blowing, song-singing, national-award-winning, fun and folksy type of guy. Eric is a popular performing artist, focusing on interactive songs and literacy. He has recorded several award-winning music CDs. Eric is the cofounder of The Learning Groove, which creates childrens music and programs. He likes guitars, books, and coffee.
James Dean's art has been sold in more than ninety galleries and shops across the United States. He has devoted his paintings to Pete the Cat for ten years and has turned his natural love for cats into his life's work. James published his first adult book, The Misadventures of Pete the Cat, a history of his artwork, in 2006. He illustrated his first self-published children's book, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, in 2008, and the follow-up book, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, in 2011. James lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, four cats, and one dog.