by Clement C. Moore; Illus. by Jan Brett
Whose tiny faces are peeking out from Santa’s golden sleigh? Yikes! It’s two of Santa’s elves who are Christmas Eve stowaways.
Brett, known for delightful borders that surround pages in her books, Brett has turned this traditional holiday story into a true work of detailed, but fun, art capturing its spirit through her glorious illustrations. Brett has explained that she has so many ideas for the illustrations that they spill over onto all parts of the page. It is to the reader’s advantage; they are treated to more information and cool designs. In this book, a second visual story runs along with the traditional poem as young readers watch two mischievous, merry stowaways from the North Pole enthusiastically explore the sacks of gifts and have fun playing with the toys while Santa is inside making his deliveries.
Make reading (and viewing) this book, preschool through adult, a Christmas Eve tradition at your house. With great attention to detail, this unique and beautiful 10th Anniversary edition will be one all the family can cherish for years to come.