“Santa must have a new pair of boots…. Or is there a better solution? Baldwin’s rollicking, rhyming Christmas Eve tale addresses the throw-away nature of modern culture so subtly that little ones won’t realize it’s anything other than fun. Illustrated with beautiful watercolors reminiscent of vintage Christmas cards . . .”
—Barbara Jean Hicks, author of FROZEN: A SISTER MORE LIKE ME and ONCE UPON A PARSNIP.
“A delightful addition to a Christmas collection. Mrs. Claus and the elves try their best to help Santa find a replacement for his worn boots on Christmas Eve, leading to some unusual and laugh-out-loud results. Teamwork and resourcefulness save the day!”
—Teresa Kretchmer, children’s school librarian, Wolfeboro, NH
“…Comes to life through the colorful, detailed illustrations of the mother-son artistic team of Karel Hayes and John Gorey. This latest effort has all the magic, whimsy and humor we have come to know and love.”
——Andy Opel, author of the Winnipesaukee series; THE WITCHES, THE WEIRS and THE MANSION
“I thought the elves were cool because of their hats and shoes.”
—Jasper, 8 years
About the Book
Santa’s getting dressed for Christmas Eve, when he discovers his boots are worn out! Mrs. Claus, the elves, and the reindeer all want to help, but how will Santa keep warm on a snowy night wearing his tatty old boots?
This richly illustrated, holiday tale celebrates sustainability, and reusing rather than buying, as it shares the funny ways Santa tries to find some warm footwear.
Artists Karel Hayes and John Gorey bring Santa to life as he’s never been seen before, wearing flip-flops and bowling shoes, in a Christmas tale from author Sherry Baldwin that’s sure to keep your toes warm.