Four of us read this one today. Let me share some parts that had us chuckling:
Santa's twin is evil, has locked the merry man away and stolen his sleigh to create havoc:
"They land on the roof, quiet and sneaky,
Oh, but this Santa is fearfully freaky;
He Whispers a warning to each reindeer,
leaning close to make sure they hear:
'You Have relatives back at the Pole -
antlered, gentle, quite innocent souls.
'So if you fly off while I'm inside,
back to the Pole on a plane I will ride,
I'll have a picnic in the midnight sun:
reindeer pie, pate, reindeer in a bun,
reindeer salad, and hot reindeer soup,
oh, all sorts of tasty reindeer goop.'"
"'Where's Mrs. Claus?' Emmy asks with awe,
'Bernice?' says a deer. 'She's at a spa
in California, Somewhere on the coast,
bathing in the sun, brown as toast.'"
Take a few minute to enjoy this one. A funny, funny read and an unsual way to begin the season.
Adapted from Koontz's novel "Mr Murder" this is a tale of Santa's twin brother Bob Claus and his efforts to spoil the Christmas of two sisters. The girls, Charlotte and Emily, conspire to thwart Bob's evil plan and in the process Bob learns a valuable lesson. A cross between "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas", this story works best 3rd-4th graders.It takes 40 minutes to read aloud, so plan accordingly. Incidentally, the illustrations by Phil Parks are outstanding. Kids can have fun finding hidden snowmen as well as the name "Parks" in each picture.
"Charlotte and Emily are determined to save Santa from his mischeivious twin-- Bob Claus-- who has not only stolen Santa's sleigh an stuffed his toy bag full of mud pies, cat poop, and broccoli, but has also threatened to turn Donner, Blitzen and the others into reindeer soup.
This perennial yuletide favorite was written by bestselling novelist Dean Koontz in 196 at the request of his fans and has been pleasing readers every holiday season since. Winner of an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition while he was just a senior in college, Koontz today is a world-famous author whose books have been published in 38 languages.
Lavishly illustrated with spectacular paintings by Phil Parks. Read it aloud, prefereably to someone you love to hear laugh!"
Someone has stolen Santa's bank card!
Combining the tongue-in-cheek charm of a modern classic with the timeless magic of cherished holiday tradition, here is a new Christmas story guaranteed to delight children of all ages-including those who pretend to have grown up.
Santa's Twin is the hilarious and heartwarming story of two little girls, Charolotte and Emily, who set out to save Santa from his mischievous twin-Bob Claus-who has not only stolen Santa's sleigh, but has stuffed his toy ba with mud pies, cat poop, and broccoli! Plus, he's threatening to turn Donner, Blitzen, and the rest into reindeer soup! An look at the mess he's leaving under the tree!
How the brave but foolhardy sisters fly to the North Pole and rescue Santa from his "deeply troubled" twin is an utterly charming and unforgettable story that will add sparkle to your holiday season.