Cover image for Santa claustrophobia
Title:
Santa claustrophobia
Author:
Reiss, Mike, 1959-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Price Stern Sloan, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
unp. ; 22 cm
Summary:
Holiday characters ranging from the Easter Bunny to the April Fool try to take over Christmas responsibilities so that stressed Saint Nick can take a vacation.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.6 0.5 63620.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780843177565
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Newstead Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Work Room
Searching...
Collins Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
Searching...
East Aurora Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
Searching...
Eggertsville-Snyder Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
Searching...
Hamburg Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
Searching...
Lancaster Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Holiday
Searching...
Anna M. Reinstein Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
Searching...
Julia Boyer Reinstein Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
Searching...
Audubon Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Holiday
Searching...
Niagara Branch Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Holiday
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Santa is in trouble again when Doc Holiday, therapist to the holiday stars, diagnoses him with a severe case of Santa Claustrophobia.

The Doc takes it on himself to gather up the rest of the holiday stars to fill in for Santa while the big guy recuperates in Aruba. The challenges become immediately apparent as the Easter Bunny paints all of the toys in pastels, Lincoln and Washington fight over who should run things, Columbus insists he must sail West to go East to make the deliveries, and the April Fool manages to do everything wrong! Christmas is out of control, and it becomes clear to Doc Holiday that there's only one person who can set things right.

Illustrated by David Catrow.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Simpsons writer Reiss (How Murray Saved Christmas, which Catrow also illustrated) returns with another zany holiday entry. The madcap premise is promising. Santa and all the other seasonal celebrities, from the Groundhog and Cupid to such lesser lights as Labor Day Amos, live in anonymity in a town called Stinky Cigars ("The name is so awful that folks pass right by it"). When a glum Santa needs a vacation (he's having nightmares about getting stuck in a chimney above a blazing fire), his fellow citizens step in with less-than-stellar success. The rhymes may not be as clever or as tight as those in the previous book, but there's some goofy fun to be had. Ages 3-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-Therapist Doc Holiday of the village of Stinky Cigars receives a new patient. Seems Santa has "Claustrophobia" because (as Doc says) "Chimneys are thinner and your thighs are thickening./All those cookies and milk/have gone straight to your rear-." The doc prescribes a stress-relief vacation while the other personified holiday celebs (The Groundhog, Cupid, Saint Pat, Uncle Sam, etc.) try unsuccessfully to pinch-hit. In the nick of time Santa returns ("I just had to show off my abs and my tan"). Zany cartoon illustrations and a wacky high-energy text will grab older kids (and grown-ups) ready for parody.-S. P. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Google Preview