From Caldecott-winning author-illustrator Molly Idle comes the perfect stocking stuffer for fans of Cordelia and her Cretaceous friends: Santa Rex!
Christmas season has arrived, and nothing says holiday cheer quite like candy canes, hot cocoa, and DINOSAURS! Cordelia is celebrating her favorite winter holiday with her Cretaceous buddies and everything is just peachy--as long as nobody topples the Christmas tree. Oops...too late! This year, will Santa Rex bring her everything she asked for?
The dinosaurs and young humans from Tea Rex and subsequent picture books deck/wreck the halls in a holiday companion tale that juxtaposes Idle's elegant illustrations and decorous narration with the kind of chaos one might expect when four prehistoric creatures descend on a household. Curtains are snipped into giant snowflakes, the mantel gets smashed to pieces, cookies are baked and promptly devoured, and the tree goes down for the count, but T. rex makes it up to the children in a big way, as a vertical foldout reveals. Mischievous and sweetness go hand in claw in Idle's story just the right mix of naughty and nice. Ages 3 5.