Sunday, December 18, 2016
By Mary Rhodes Figley
Illustrated by Marty Kelley
Sleeping Bear Press, 2016. Picture Book.
When Santa starts to get dressed for his big night, he can’t find his favorite old trusty well-worn pair of red long johns to keep him warm. He decides to try on his other holiday underwear, like his Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, and Valentine’s Day pairs, but none are right for Christmas. Just when he is about to resign himself to wearing his St. Patrick’s underwear (they are at least green and warm), he finds a gift from his reindeer that solves the problem.
I love that the author came up with the idea for this picture book because her grandchild asked if Santa wore underpants. Children will laugh at Santa’s underwear choices and the elves’ antics as he gets ready for his big night.