Thursday, December 10, 2009

Santa Makes a Change

Santa Makes a Change
Sol Chaneles ~ Jerome Snyder
Parent's Magazine Press, 1970


Again, I apologize to all my atheist and anti-consumerism readers out there, but since it is the season and I am entrenched in Christmas books, I must forge ahead. (I swear I have a Hanukkah book or two somewhere up my sleeve, so bear with me!) That said, here's Parent's Magazine Press tickler, where we find our hero, Santa, bored with his drab garb of red and white.

"Nobody wears knickers and black boots anymore. No, I must make a change of costume. Why, do you know that last Christmas one little boy thought my red hat was a nightcap! And this jacket," said Santa. "Nobody wears loose, floppy jackets anymore. No, I must make a change of costume."

A weird twist on ELF EYE FOR THE FAT GUY, Santa's little helpers take him shopping for a new look. He reinvents himself as a guard at Buckingham Palace...a cowboy... a knight......and a slew of other characters before he realises his "suit is not the latest thing. It's somewhat worn in places. But people know me when I bring a smile of children's faces."These pages beg the question, "Does this outfit make me look 'chubby and plump'?" Sorry to say that in Santa's case the answer is, yes!

6 comments:

Swati said...

Cute book!

Parisa said...

So happy to find your amazing blog!!!
It's wonderful!!!!!!!!!!

Luisa said...

I'm really enjoying your holiday book series. I think is one I'm going to look for!

Rochelle R. said...

The illustrations of Santa's various outfits are so cute. I looked for this book for over 20 years before I found a copy on eBay. I could only remember it was a Parents Press book but not the title. Sure was pleased when I recognized the front cover.

hepburngal said...

Stumbled upon your website and love it. Even have checked out your Etsy shop. I've been looking for a children's book I had for years. Something that referred to power lines as Marching Monsters. I will scour your site to see if it's there!

vanessa said...

I love the cowboy santa!

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