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When Santa Was a Baby by Linda Bailey

When Santa Was a Baby

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When Santa Was a Baby by Linda Bailey
Oct 13, 2015 | ISBN 9781770495562
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  • Hardcover $16.99

    Oct 13, 2015 | ISBN 9781770495562 | 3-7 years

  • Ebook $9.99

    Oct 13, 2015 | ISBN 9781770495586 | 3-7 years

  • Board Book $9.99

    Oct 03, 2017 | Baby-3

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SELECTION – Today’s Parent 52 Jolly Christmas Books for Kids

PRAISE FOR When Santa Was a Baby:

“Delightfully illustrated, this will become a family favorite.” —Yakima Herald-Republic

“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.” —Horn Book Magazine

“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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