A punny concept is expanded into full-fledged scenes of merriment in this jolly romp, which imagines various shark species preparing for Christmas under the sea and awaiting a visit from Santa Jaws, the kindly Great White in a red cap. Heos employs carefully crafted verse: As elfin sharks "Toil in workshops deep and dark,/ Making toys from shelly things—/ A seal that squeaks, a ray that stings," other shark families sing carols by lantern (shark) light. "Then Santa boards his merry sled/"—depicted as the bow of a shipwrecked vessel—"Pulled by hungry hammerheads." Bernstein adorns each sleek digital spread with glowing jellyfish and colorful coral, as well as green kelp "trees" decorated with sand dollars and shells as well as topped with starfish. An inviting, informational, and celebratory book for shark fans. Back matter features more information on the shark species pictured. Ages 4–8. (Oct.) Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly.
In this lively holiday tale, a great white shark named Santa Jaws delivers presents to his fellow sharks, spreading cheer wherever he goes! 50,000 first printing. Illustrations.Review by Publisher Summary 2
"A great white shark Santa brings treats to all the little shark pups in the ocean"--Review by Publisher Summary 3
While kids write notes to Santa Claus, / Sharks line up for Santa Jaws. / They tell him all their Christmas wishes. / Santa thinks they sound delicious!With bouncy, delightful rhymes, Bridget Heos' Santa Jaws celebrates Christmas under the sea. Every year, Santa Jaws delivers presents to his fellow sharks, spreading cheer wherever he goes. Elfin sharks make toys, horn sharks trim the Christmas kelp, and cookiecutter sharks make sure Santa doesn't go hungry. Get ready for a ride on Santa's sled (pulled, of course, by hammerheads) in this joyful holiday tale!