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The Animals' Santa

The Animals' Santa

Current price: $18.99
Publication Date: October 21st, 2014
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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This modern Christmas classic highlights how animals are just as curious as kids about their own Santa.

When Big Snowshoe tells Little Snow that the animals’ Santa is coming with presents for everyone, Little Snow wants to know who he is. The animals say they have never seen him.  Maybe he’s a badger, a moose, a polar bear, or a wolf, they tell him. But this spunky little rabbit thinks they are just fooling him.

On Christmas Eve, Big Snowshoe finds a way to see the animals' Santa and a Snowy Owl in a red cap swoops down with a pack full of presents. Never again will an excited Little Snow doubt that there is an animals' Santa.

Jan Brett's love of animals, winter, and all things Christmas is on grand display in this original holiday story.

About the Author

Jan Brett ( is the beloved New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of many books for children. She lives in Norwell, Massachusetts.

Praise for The Animals' Santa

"Brett excels at snowy settings, and her legions of fans will enjoy this well-told tale accompanied by her usual highly detailed watercolor illustrations and skillfully integrated secondary story." -Kirkus Reviews

"Brett evokes a wintry landscape filled with animals, distinguished by her signature level of meticulous detail. . . The dramatic arrival of Santa—an exquisite snowy owl—is well worth the wait." -Publishers Weekly

"An entertaining holiday diversion." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"This Santa may be elusive, but he is definitely real, making Little Snow’s ultimate discovery truly satisfying." -The Horn Book