Monday, 23 December 2013

Review: 'Santa's Eleven Months Off' by Mike Reiss

Santa's Eleven Months Off by Mike Reiss, Illustrated by Michael G Montgomery, 2007, Peachtree, $16.95, hardbound, 24 pages. Category/Genre: mainstream. Cover: good. Where we got it: publisher. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million. 

Apparently, Santa Claus and his elves have a lot of free time. At least, that's the idea in this book, which explores the many funny ways Santa spends his time when he's not working on making toys. 

Told in rhyme and accompanied by equally humourous pictures, Reiss' book shows Santa incognito, at the Summer Reindeer Games, sumo wrestling, and photographing documents for the government as a super-spy, among other things. Always with him are Rudolph and a smiling, unnamed elf.

If you like this one, try: The Santa Trap, by Jonathan Emmett.

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