Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Auntie Claus: Home for the Holidays by Elise Primavera

Primavera, Elise. Auntie Claus: Home for the Holidays. Simon & Schuster, 2009. $17.99. Sophie Kringle has always wanted to be the Sugar Plum Fairy in the school play, but she every year she leaves to go to the North Pole to help her Auntie Claus. Her teacher Miss Crumpet explains that you can’t have your cake and eat it too. When Sophie tells this to Auntie Claus, she says that’s “Rubbish!” Auntie Claus moves the North Pole to New York. One of the many guests is the real Sugar Plum fairy who takes the phrase “you can have your cake and eat it too” too seriously and can no longer fit in her tutu. Sophie knows that the Sugar Plum Fairy could fit into her tutu, but she’s not sure she’s willing to share. Luckily Santa helps Sophie save the day. The author and illustrator Elise Primavera combines traditional Christmas characters with new ones creating another fun Auntie Claus book. The illustrations are cheery and charming.
EL-ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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