This year, Santa and Mrs. Claus are having their entire family over for Christmas dinner. There's Uncle Alfred the inventor from Bermuda; Sister Olga the opera singer; eight young children, including Baby Willie; even a polar bear named Oscar. With a family like this, mayhem is bound to follow, and from a snowball fight to the Christmas pageant to the meal itself, it's a wild affair. But in the spirit of the season, everyone has a wonderful timeeven the frazzled hosts!
With its brightly colored illustrations, a playful speech-bubble narrative, and a story bursting with humor and seasonal cheer, Guess Who's Coming to Santa's for Dinner is sure to be a holiday favorite for the whole family
The table's set for family fun with all the fixings-and fussing-that come with holiday gatherings when Santa decides to invite all his relatives to Christmas dinner. A surprised but supportive Mrs. C. gets things in order while "Nick" delivers toys. Soon the house guests include a few whiny nieces and nephews, a diva sister and a kleptomaniac Cousin Ulla. Everyone's offers of "help," and an unexpected polar bear guest keep the raucous repast rolling. DePaola's (Strega Nona) successful recipe of humor, family wamth and universal situations works to delicious effect. Comical talk balloons and Cousin Ulla's swiping of Claus goods on each spread add a dash of holiday hilarity. Ages 4-up. (Sept.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.