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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (September 2, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786809973
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786809974
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 10 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,058,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

It’s not just the Grinch who gets grumpy around Christmastime. Sometimes even the man in the red suit gets out of bed on the wrong side. In this light-hearted tale of woe, Santa stubs his toe on a bowling ball, has to wear his itchy wool suit when the elves shrink his other one in the dryer, and gets stuck in the first chimney he tries. That "bowl full of jelly" belly has apparently gotten out of hand (as a blue-eyeshadowed Mrs. Claus tries to tell him at breakfast). Of course, when you consider that even the Grinch has a change of heart eventually, you just know Santa will come through this crabby mood at some point.

Brothers Gregg and Evan Spiridellis team up on this somewhat bumpy rhyming story with computer-generated artwork. It may never make it on the list of all-time Christmas classics, but it’s a fun little diversion in the mood of the more masterful Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day(Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2-A rhyming text that scans awkwardly is paired with computer-generated illustrations to present a didactic story summed up on the penultimate page: "When people do/nice things for you,/the GRUMPIES/disappear!" A potentially humorous idea (Santa is having a very bad day), diluted by a contrived text, results in an offering with minimal impact.-S. P.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Goodness I love this book.
Tampagirl23
Christmas is my favorite time of year and there was no better way to get into the holiday mood than to sit with my two kids reading this book.
"hcherry_2000"
The illustrations are bright and funny, the message is sweet.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 12, 2004
Format: Hardcover
as a children's librarian for a large public library i get to buy thousands a books every year and i often turn to school library journal for reviews. i was so surprised at their pan of this book though. i loved it and i think it would be a fantastic read aloud. the illustrations may be a little flat but the rhyme and humor more than make up for it. a lot of libraries don't buy books that get marginal reviews in slj--i hope people will request that their local library get this one. it's a gem!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 12, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Makings of a classic. Great for kids and adults. Beautiful graphics.

Let's face it, the holidays can be rough . . . even for Santa.
Perfect gift for the seasonally overwhelmed.

Gave this book to the grumpy Santa in my life with an I.O.U. for batches of cookies . . . doing my part to be nice.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tamara B. Varsek on September 19, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This an awesome book, so funny! I read it in both Kindergarten and 1st graders and they loved it. Even my pre-schooler loves it. An all time favorite in my house, even in the summer!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Hardin on October 9, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This had my preschooler "rolling in the aisles" so-to-speak. We love this book and would love to see more like it. It was hardly awkward...it was a ton of fun! I think anyone who doesn't like this one must just be in need of one good un-grump-ification!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By smileyface_girl on November 28, 2005
Format: Hardcover
We bought this through a Schoolastic book drive at our pre-school for my 4-year old twins. They cannot get enough of it and us grown-ups love reading it too! -sometimes 3 times a day!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Janet Brough on December 8, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I purchased this book and read it to a first grade class at our school. The students really loved this book and we shared some cookies at the end. Great book!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carol on November 14, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I'm getting it for all my "mother friends" right away! To read this with your children is such a hoot! My kids were giggling nonstop!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Terry Hirshfeld on October 28, 2003
Format: Hardcover
My kids absolutely crack up when they read it! It presents this adorable, funny side to Santa that I can relate to as a grown-up in the real world. It's a delightful story and the illustrations are comletely endearing!
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