Counting down to Christmas with a new holiday book each day!
Can I just gush for a moment about how much I enjoy Marla Frazee’s artwork? From her delightful romp A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever (my personal favorite) to the charming All the World (written by Liz Garton Scanlon) to the triumphant Walk On!: A Guide for Babies of All Ages to her new wordless book The Farmer and the Clown to her spunky drawings for Sara Pennypacker’s Clementine books, I’m just a HUGE fan of her illustrations!
Okay, now that I have that out of my system, I can talk about this book.
Have you ever thought about how much preparation goes into choosing and wrapping toys for ALL the good boys and girls in the world? Frazee takes us behind the scenes as Santa prepares throughout the year for the Big Day by meeting children, testing toys, and selecting the perfect gifts for everyone on his list. (It involves lots of sticky notes and cocoa! You can see both in the excerpt below.) She even includes one final surprise on the back cover — don’t miss it!
Learn more by watching this video:
Download a free I’M A TOY EXPERT TOO! writing worksheet based on the book.