Santa's underwear

Marty Rhodes Figley, 1948-

eBook - 2016

It's Christmas Eve and Santa is busy getting gussied up for the big night. But when he goes to put on his warm, cozy (holey, ragged) Christmas underwear, they're nowhere to be found! With undies for every occassion, he tries on the rest of his collection. But nothing is quite right. Just when he's about to give up he find a surprise from his considerate team of reindeer. Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas!

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Christmas stories
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Published
[United States] : Sleeping Bear Press 2016.
Language
English
Physical Description
1 online resource
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
ISBN
9781627539746
1627539743
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
Main Author
Marty Rhodes Figley, 1948- (author)
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Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Santa's red suit is a classic, but what about what's underneath? In Figley's (Emily and Carlo) lighthearted holiday outing, Santa can't find the "long, red, woolly undies" that he wears each Christmas Eve, so he has to explore other options. Kelley (Albert's Almost Amazing Adventure) emphasizes the elves' amused reactions as Santa tries on his pink Valentine's Day boxers, St. Patrick's Day long johns, Easter briefs, and Thanksgiving tighty-whities that "were now a little too tighty." He even contemplates going commando, and Kelley sends the elves diving in front of Santa to protect his modesty. A surprise gift from Santa's reindeer saves the day—and frees up his other underwear for them to wear during their midnight flight. On their own, Santa and underwear are generally picture book winners; together, they'll keep kids plenty amused—and hoping their own Christmas gifts don't include much underwear. Ages 4–8. (Aug.) [Page ]. Copyright 2016 PWxyz LLC

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 1—Okay, we get that underpants are funny, and the idea that Santa can't find his long underwear when he's getting dressed on Christmas Eve should be as amusing as the elves apparently find it in the illustrations. But, really, the idea just isn't enough to carry a book. Santa's spalike preparations and his various holiday-themed underwear lead to a weak payoff, as the reindeer have replaced his raggedy union suit as a surprise. VERDICT Kelley's watercolor cartoons are nicely done and humorous, but the story is just too one-dimensional.—Anne Connor, Los Angeles Public Library. Copyright 2016 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Getting dressed for his Christmas Eve run, Santa is unable to find his favorite, cozy, ragged underwear and tries on different pairs from the rest of his collection without finding anything that is quite right, until his reindeer bring him a surprise gift. Simultaneous eBook.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

On Christmas Eve, Santa cannot find the special Christmas underwear he wears every year, and nothing else seems quite right.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

It's Christmas Eve and Santa is busy getting gussied up for the big night. But when he goes to put on his warm, cozy (holey, ragged) Christmas underwear, they're nowhere to be found! With undies for every occassion, he tries on the rest of his collection. But nothing is quite right. Just when he's about to give up he find a surprise from his considerate team of reindeer.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

It's Christmas Eve and Santa is busy getting gussied up for the big night. But when he goes to put on his warm, cozy (holey, ragged) Christmas underwear, they're nowhere to be found! With undies for every occassion, he tries on the rest of his collection. But nothing is quite right. Just when he's about to give up he find a surprise from his considerate team of reindeer. Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas!