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.
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
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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