Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Santa's Eleven Months Off

Ever wonder what Santa Claus does the rest of the year? Mike Reiss tells us in Santa's Eleven Months Off, illustrated by Michael G. Montgomery.

Apparently Santa can get all his work done in one month, though he does burn a couple of his free months preparing, going to classes and resting. Other months he does sumo wrestling, watches the reindeer olympics, and even does a little super spying for the government. There is also a nice parody of Singing in the Rain.

Each month gets a short poem whose meter usually holds true. That makes a bit of a long book so this one is more for kindergarten and up. I should also mention there are two references to the jolly old elf's posterior, so be warned.

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