How Does Santa Go Down The Chimney?

How Does Santa Go Down The Chimney is a fun and festive book that celebrates the spirit of Christmas and the joy of curiosity.
~ Momma Braga


When Santa arrives at a child’s house on Christmas Eve, does he go down the chimney feetfirst or headfirst? What if he gets stuck? What if there’s no chimney? Maybe he slides under the door, as thin as a piece of paper? Or is it possible he pours himself through the faucet? What happens once he’s inside? Whether it’s shape-shifting or impromptu laundry use, Mac Barnett’s iconic talent for earnest deadpan humor and Jon Klassen’s irresistibly funny art honor the timeless question with answers both ridiculous and plausible, mounting in hilarity as the night continues. Channeling a child’s fanciful explanations (and begging for further speculation), this latest collaboration by a New York Times best-selling team will find a secure spot among family holiday traditions.



How Does Santa Go Down The Chimney? by Mac Barnett is a delightful and imaginative picture book that explores the mystery of how Santa Claus delivers presents to children on Christmas Eve. The book is written in rhyming verses that ask various questions about Santa’s methods, such as whether he goes down the chimney feetfirst or headfirst, whether he gets stuck or not, and whether he slides under the door or not. The illustrations by Jon Klassen are simple yet expressive, capturing the humor and wonder of the questions.

The book is part of the popular series by Mac Barnett, who is known for his clever and whimsical stories that often feature animals as characters. He has also written books such as The First Cat in Space and the Soup of Doom, Twenty Questions, and The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Jon Klassen is an award-winning illustrator who has worked with Mac Barnett on several books, such as How to Catch a Witch and The First Cat in Space and the Soup of Doom. He has also illustrated books by other authors, such as The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers.
For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 5 chimneys out of 5! How Does Santa Go Down the Chimney? is a fun and festive book that celebrates the spirit of Christmas and the joy of curiosity. It is a great choice for parents who want to read a funny and engaging story to their children before bedtime, or for anyone who loves a good Christmas mystery.
I think Santa uses Christmas magic to help him deliver presents. Not everyone has a chimney like me but I sure do get my presents. I loved reading this story as it made me giggle. ~ Nikki, Age 9
The book is suitable for children aged 4 to 7, and it can also be enjoyed by adults who appreciate a good Christmas mystery.
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About the Author and Illustrator

Mac Barnett is the beloved author of more than fifty books for children, including Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, the Shapes Trilogy, and others illustrated by Jon Klassen. He is also the author of Just Because, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault; A Polar Bear in the Snow, illustrated by Shawn Harris; John’s Turn, illustrated by Kate Berube; and Twenty Questions, illustrated by Christian Robinson. Mac Barnett lives in Oakland, California.

Jon Klassen is the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling I Want My Hat Back, which won a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor, and its companions This Is Not My Hat, which won a Caldecott Medal and a Kate Greenway Medal, and We Found a Hat. He is also the author and illustrator of The Rock from the Sky and The Skull and the illustrator of Extra Yarn, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, and the Shapes Trilogy, all by Mac Barnett. Originally from Ontario, Jon Klassen now lives in Los Angeles.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

~ Momma Braga

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