When Santa Was a Baby
by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Geneviève Godbout
This week's pick is from cottager Kara LaReau.
What it's all about
Santa's parents love their little baby boy — after all, he has merry dimples, and a dear little nose like a cherry. But then there's the fact that Baby Santa will only wear red, and likes giving away his presents...and has an odd interest in chimneys. His parents can't help wondering: what kind of person will their child grow up to be?
Why it's on The Little Crooked Bookshelf…
Perfectly complemented by Geneviève Godbout's joyful retro illustrations, Linda Bailey's wry origin story makes our bellies laugh like bowlfuls of jelly!
Our favorite lines…
"When Santa became a teenager, he continued
to be unusual. He knew his mind.
He didn't always fit in with the crowd.
But his parents thought he was wonderful."
Our favorite illustration…
It's Santa as we've never seen him before — talk about HO-HO-HO-holiday fun!
Why grown-ups will love it…
The greatest gifts Santa receives are his parents' unwavering and unconditional love and support — a lesson to cherish all year round.