Every Christmas, Joe writes a letter to Santa, but they’ve had a few misunderstandings in the past. Last year Joe wanted a fire-engine-red racecar with retracting headlights, and he did get one—but it was only three inches long. So this year Joe is really, really careful. He describes exactly what he wants, and on Christmas morning, he finds a living, breathing penguin named Osbert under the tree. Will anything in Joe’s life ever be the same? Now in a smaller hardcover edition, this hilarious romp through the land of be-careful-what-you-wish-for comes with its very own Osbert plush toy, in a beautiful package that makes for an utterly charming (and easy to care for) holiday gift.
Published by Candlewick Oct 09, 2007| 40 Pages| 11 x 8| 4-8 years| ISBN 9780763636838