The Santa Trap
A spoiled, greedy, and naughty boy matches wits with Santa Claus in this hilariously “wicked” picture book. A fun and unexpected Christmas read-aloud.
★ “Perfect comedic timing and dry wit, complemented by digitally produced mixed-media illustrations that have a suitably sinister, magnetic charm.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
★ “Wicked magic…. An ideal Christmas present for children who prefer Halloween.” ―Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
Bradley Bartleby is bad. Very bad. And to avoid Bradley’s wrath, his wealthy parents buy him whatever he wants. All the adults in Bradley’s life are running scared―except for Santa Claus, who refuses to give him anything but socks.
But Bradley vows to get what he deserves. If Santa won’t give him the gifts he wants, Bradley will just have to steal them. So he transforms his house into a trap so fearsome even his parents refuse to enter it. With dynamite, trapdoors, guillotines, and tigers in his path, Santa doesn’t stand a chance. Or does he?
Jonathan Emmet gives readers a Christmas tale from a new and devious perspective. Poly Bernatene’s illustrations perfectly complement the tale of the spoiled Bradley, making this a hilarious and exciting story that will keep readers laughing from beginning to end.
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