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Title:
Are you grumpy, Santa?
Author:
Spiridellis, Gregg.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
First the elves shrink his suit; then he's chased by a poodle; next he's stuck in a chimney; then he slips on a noodle. Will Santa ever find a way to make the GRUMPIES disappear?
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.5 0.5 84410.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780786818419
Format :
Book

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When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. Eleven years later, Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. She's not the person she's always believed herself to be, and her whole life begins to unravel -- all because of Finn Holmes.Finn is a mysterious guy who always seems to be watching her. Every encounter leaves her deeply shaken...though it has more to do with her fierce attraction to him than she'd ever admit. But it isn't long before he reveals the truth: Wendy is a changeling who was switched at birth -- and he's come to take her home.Now Wendy's about to journey to a magical world she never knew existed, one that's both beautiful and frightening. And where she must leave her old life behind to discover who she's meant to become....


Author Notes

Gregg and Evan Spiridellis are the founders of JibJab Media, an award-winning studio that has produced animation, children's books and toys. The Spiridellis brothers and jibjab.com attained great popularity during the 2004 presidential election with their political spoof songs and animation shorts. The brothers have been on ABC News, The Tonight Show, CNN, FOX, CNBC and the Today Show. Peter Jennings named the brothers "Persons of the Year" in 2004


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Publisher's Weekly Review

To the titular question, the answer is yes. But, confirming what carbohydrate addicts have known all along, the Spiridellis brothers, in their children's book debut, espouse that a plate of cookies can cure even an extreme case of the grumps. Via rhyming verse and computer-generated artwork-a jarring mix of pancake-flat cartoonish characters and more dimensional backgrounds-Santa experiences a Murphy's Law day of preparations leading up to his Christmas Eve ride. Aches and pains (in one of many accidents, "he fell into the fireplace/ and sprained his/ chubby tush"), an itchy wool suit (the comfortable suit was shrunk in the dryer) and an empty belly (the garishly made-up Mrs. Claus has put him on a diet) darken Santa's mood. The tale ends with an admonition to readers: "Just be sure to leave some cookies,/ in case Santa's feeling grumpy." Ages 3-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-A rhyming text that scans awkwardly is paired with computer-generated illustrations to present a didactic story summed up on the penultimate page: "When people do/nice things for you,/the GRUMPIES/disappear!" A potentially humorous idea (Santa is having a very bad day), diluted by a contrived text, results in an offering with minimal impact.-S. P. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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