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When Santa Was a Baby

Hardcover $16.99

Oct 13, 2015 | 32 Pages | 3-7 years

Board Book $9.99

Oct 03, 2017 | 30 Pages | Baby-3

  • Hardcover $16.99

    Oct 13, 2015 | 32 Pages | 3-7 years

  • Board Book $9.99

    Oct 03, 2017 | 30 Pages | Baby-3

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Chocolate Lily Award NOMINEE 2017

Prix des Libraires Award FINALIST 2017

Shining Willow Award FINALIST 2016


PRAISE FOR When Santa Was a Baby:

“Simple illustrations with white backgrounds use textured surfaces and blurred edges that provide a nostalgic feel of remembered childhood …. There have been several recent stories about Santa’s origins, but this one is the shortest and simplest, accessible to the youngest of Santa’s fans.” —Kirkus Reviews

“…. a clever take on the Santa myth that develops him as a character with his own thoughts and motivations …. Godbout’s cozy artwork gives the book the feel of a classic while also offering some cheeky moments – as when a young Santa stands naked in front of an open fridge, trying to cool down.” —Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

“A fond, reassuring look at the eccentric childhood of a much-beloved holiday figure.” —School Library Journal

“Warm, textured pastel and colored-pencil illustrations on generous double-page spreads enrich this gentle, humorous, love-suffused tale. “ —The Horn Book

“Warmth and softness abound, with each character sporting rosy round cheeks and button-black eyes. The art evokes a vintage style that further strengthens and supports the book’s nostalgic appeal. When Santa Was a Baby will make a wonderful addition to any holiday-book collection. Sure to spread joy to readers of all ages year after year, much like the jolly old man in red himself.” —Quill & Quire

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