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A night in Santa's great big bag
A night in Santa's great big bag
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Publisher Info:
New York : Viking, 2010.
Physical Description:
1 volumes (unp.) : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Louis's favorite toy lamb inadvertently falls into Santa's bag on Christmas Eve.
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EASY KLAD Picture Book
E KLAD Picture Book

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It's Christmas Eve, and Louis's favorite stuffed animal, Lamb, couldn't be more excited. While Louis is asleep, Lamb tiptoes downstairs and climbs into Santa's great big bag of presents. Inside is a magical world, filled with new friends: other toys waiting to be delivered as gifts. But soon Lamb starts to miss Louis, and he worries he will never make his way back home. Fortunately, Santa is there to save the day, and Louis is just a short sleigh ride away.

Tim Jessell's exuberant art and Kristin Kladstrup's lively writing create a Christmastime world that you won't want to leave.

Author Notes

Kristin Kladstrup is also the author of The Gingerbread Pirates . She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Tim Jessell lives in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-After Louis tells his favorite toy, Lamb, about Santa's bag of goodies, the stuffed animal sneaks downstairs on Christmas Eve to get a peek-and accidentally ends up in the big man's sack. Lamb chats and plays with all the other toys and tells them what to expect from their new owners, and it isn't until he is alone that he worries that he might end up with someone other than Louis. Lamb is a good-hearted protagonist, and the colorful, festive illustrations give this rather pedestrian tale a bit of saving charm.-Linda Israelson, Los Angeles Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.