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A Chick 'n' Pug Christmas
Sattler, Jennifer Gordon, author, illustrator.
Publication Information:
New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Sidekick Chick's new mission for his best friend--and hero--Pug, who would rather sleep, involves dressing as Santa and spreading joy to everyone at Christmas.

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J PIC BOOK Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday

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Pug is ready for the holidays in his extra cute-and extra itchy-Santa suit. Chick wants one just like it . . . until Pug explains how Santa delivers presents to kids everywhere all in one night, and Chick can't believe his ears. Clearly, Santa Claus is a superhero! And Chick wants to be his fearless sidekick. Spreading holiday cheer is no easy feat, but Chick is ready and willing, even if Pug, of course, would rather nap.

Brimming with the same humor and charm fans have come to know from their favorite dynamic duo, readers will delight in this new adventure as Chick and Pug celebrate the holiday season.

Author Notes

Jennifer Sattler is the creator of the picture books Chick 'n' Pug , Chick 'n' Pug Meet the Dude , Pig Kahuna , Pig Kahuna Pirates!, and Sylvie . She is married and has two children and two dogs, both of which are part basset hound and thus aspire to be much bigger dogs than they really are. She lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

It's Christmas, and Pug, in his third picture book with his energetic avian friend Chick, has been forced into a warm red-and-white suit. "I'm supposed to look like Santa Claus," he explains to Chick. "He brings presents and spreads joy to everyone at Christmas. And... he has a large tummy." Thrilled with the prospect of spreading holiday joy, Chick appoints himself elf to Pug's Santa. The two find unsuspecting targets in need of cheering up-whether they want it or not-including "the Dude," the slobbery dog from their second book, and an "ordinary citizen" squirrel grumpily stockpiling nuts. Once again, the odd couple dynamic between these two friends drives the story, and Sattler's feathery acrylic illustrations comically exploit the gulf between Chick's permanently energetic state and Pug's more laconic nature. Ages 3-6. Agent: Anna Olswanger, Liza Dawson Associates. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Dressed as Santa, Pug the dog explains to his friend Chick what Santa does. Chick dresses as an elf and the two friends try to spread a little Christmas joy, whether the receivers like it or not. After some successful and not-so-successful attempts, they accidentally and unknowingly bring holiday cheer to three children on Christmas Eve. The third in a series about this lovable duo, this is a simple, silly story with humorous full-color cartoon illustrations and a nice little surprise at the end. A good comforting read-aloud for small groups, one-on-one, and bedtime.-Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.