Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Booky Advent Calendar Day 2: "Yikes! Santa Claws" by Pamela Butchart and Sam Lloyd (Bloomsbury Children's Books)

Yikes! Santa Claws

Written by Pamela Butchart

Illustrated by Sam Lloyd

Published by Bloomsbury Children's Books

Day 2 of our advent calendar sees a thoroughly rotten yuletide character who could give The Grinch a run for his money. Meet Santa Claws - and no that's not a misspelling. Santa Claws is a foul and stinky beast who dresses up in a red coat and hat, marching through the snow to spread christmas chaos as he trudges from house to house. He scoffs the mince pies (and the carrots left out for rudolf) and all he leaves little children are the sort of presents no one wants to see in their stockings (needless to say this is the bit that made Charlotte laugh the loudest in this brilliantly hilarious tale).

It's not too long before the real Santa notices that a doppelganger is horning in on the christmas action, and so St Nick puts a stop to Santa Claws misbehaviour.

Can the two of them work together to save christmas?

This is a chaotic and fun tale from the author and illustrator of "Yikes! Stinkysaurus" back with a seasonal tale full of fun!

Charlotte's best bit: Santa Claws leaving little brown 'presents' everywhere after eating practically all of the seasonal scoff in site!

Daddy's Favourite bit: Hugely fun and naughty, a hilarious antidote to stuffy and serious christmas books, we LOVE it!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Bloomsbury Children's Books)