Product Details
List Price:
$15.95
Ages:
5 to 8
Grades:
3
Pages:
32
Trim Size:
10" x 9"
Published:
10/2013
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-876-9
Illustrations:
Full-color
Lexile Level:
630L

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About the Book

Overview

It's January 1, but Ernest B. Spinosaurus is already dreaming of the present Santasaurus will hopefully bring him next Christmas. This means, of course, that Ernest will have to stay on Santasaurus's "nice" list all . . . year . . . long. But how will Santasaurus know? By Ernest's letters! This hilarious story is told entirely through the seventeen letters that Ernest writes to Santasaurus, detailing the whopping 257 nice acts (and the mere 256 naughty acts) he racks up through the year. Santasaurus even sends a letter in reply! Fresh and funny, this countdown to Christmas is a journey through the year that readers will want to take over and over again.

Reviews

". . . Ernest's escapades are amusing . . . Frenetic, cartoon-style illustrations in jazzy shades add to the humor."Kirkus Reviews

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Meet the Author

Stacy McAnulty

Stacy McAnulty is the author of The Dino Files series, Dear Santasaurus, Beautiful, and 101 Reasons Why I'm Not Taking a Bath. She grew up outside of Albany, NY but now lives in North Carolina with her husband, three children, and her two dogs.

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Meet the Illustrator

Jef Kaminsky

Jef Kaminsky is the author and illustrator of Poppy & Ella (Hyperion). He has collaborated with Daniel J. Mahoney onMonstergarten (Feiwel & Friends), Sarah Weeks on Bite Me, I’m a Shape and Bite Me, I’m a Book (Random House), and with Martha Atwater on a line of animal-shaped sticker books called Stickamajigs (Hyperion). Currently, Jef is a children’s television developer and producer for Scholastic, Inc. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and daughter.

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