Counting down to Christmas with a new holiday book each day!
A New Improved Santa by Patricia Rae Wolff, illustrated by Lynne Cravath
“To thine own self be true” for the elementary school crowd. In this humorous tale, Santa addresses the after-Christmas letdown by resolving to make some improvements to his style and his lifestyle.
We follow him throughout a year of dieting (January), exercising (February), hairstyling (March), and more until by the end of the year he has become thoroughly unrecognizable! Fortunately, Mrs. Claus has been keeping a wise eye on the proceedings and is ready with a solution.
Scholastic has a follow-up activity for the book.