Synopses & Reviews
Where is Santaand#8217;s hat?
Tomorrow is Christmas and Santa Clausand#8217;s hat is missing! Heand#8217;ll have to wear a new hat to the North Poleand#8217;s annual snow festival, but luckily Mrs. Claus has a chest full of lively options for Santa to try on and wear instead.
While sorting through hat after hat, Santa imagines being someone else for a change. Little did he know there were so many characters to choose from! With the help of his merry dogs, Bell and Bow, will they be able to find Santa the perfect fit?
"Santa may know who's been naughty or nice, but he has no idea where he left his trademark hat in this goofy, featherlight story from Bleck (The Longest Day: Celebrating the Summer Solstice). As Santa tries on various replacement hats, he imagines himself as a hockey player, cowboy ('Giddy up, Blitzen!' he shouts, as the reindeer rears on his hind legs), Sherlock Holmes style detective, train engineer, and more. These imaginary scenes, portrayed with humor in Bleck's cheerful illustrations, are the best part of the otherwise flimsy hook on which this story hangs its hat. Ages 4 8. Agent: Lori Nowicki, Painted Words." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
A Contemporary Christmas tale of Santa Claus and fresh take on holiday classics.
Santa's iconic hat is missing and he must choose from a lively assortment of options to find a worthy substitute.
Itand#8217;s Christmas Eve and time for the North Poleand#8217;s annual snow festival. But Santa Claus canand#8217;t find his hat! When Mrs. Claus proposes he try a new hat for the day, Santa and his merry dogs, Bell and Bow, choose from an assortment of lively options in hopes of finding a worthy substitute. Little do they know the elves have planned a special surprise for Santa when he arrives to the festival!
About the Author
Linda Bleck has worn many hats throughout her career. After studying graphic design at the University of Illinois, she began illustrating for the Wall Street Journal, Parenting, and Business Week. Pepper Goes to School, part of her first series of childrenand#8217;s books, features her favorite puppy friend and won the 2006 National Parenting Publication award. Her illustrated picture books include The Moon Shines Down, winner of the Momand#8217;s Choice Award 2009, and The City Kid and The Suburb Kid, honored by Chicago Public Libraryand#8217;s and#8220;Best of the Best Awardand#8221; 2009. Linda lives in Mequon, WI with her husband and two children, where she finds having lots of warm hats to be useful. To read more about Linda, please visit lindableck.com.