Counting down to Christmas with a new holiday book each day!
You can always count on Jon Agee to see the world from a different perspective, and this Santa origin story is a perfect example of that!
In this version, Santa is the youngest member of the Claus family, and the only one who enjoys the cold snowy winters at the North Pole. When the family decides to move to Florida, only Santa is sad. But when their plans are foiled by a roof-high blizzard on the eve of moving day, Santa comes to the rescue by shimmying up the chimney and bringing back reinforcements to dig the family out.
You can probably guess who his little helpers are, and what happens afterwards!
Use this video to get your students thinking about what Santa was like as a child before you share the book with them: