This had some clever moments (I particularly loved the post office concept and penguin helpers!) in the familiar “catch up with Santa to make sure no child is forgotten” story. The illustrations were energetic and fun, but the ending felt abrupt and anticlimatic.
<p>Bruce Hale has written and/or illustrated over thirty-five books for kids, and is the author of <em>Clark the Shark</em>; <em>Clark the Shark Dares to Share</em>; the award-winning Chet Gecko Mysteries series; <em>Snoring Beauty</em>, one of Oprah’s Recommended Reads for Kids; and the School for S.P.I.E.S. series. In his free time, Bruce enjoys hiking, watching movies, and making music. He lives in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife, dog, and many hats. You can catch him online at www.brucehale.com. </p>
Stephanie Laberis is an illustrator and character designer who specializes in creating art for animation, children’s publications, and toys. She is the illustrator of Prudence the Part-Time Cow by Jody Jensen Shaffer. She lives in San Francisco. stephsketches.blogspot.com