From Kirkus Reviews
When Edward has trouble learning to read, his teacher urges tests but his mother counsels ``Patience.'' Then, in Edward's house on Christmas Eve, Santa accidentally drops the all- important book listing the gifts children will receive--and when Edward catches up with him to give it back, Santa invites him to come along to help. Since Edward can't read, he just holds the book and turns pages. But when Santa's glasses tumble into the sea, Edward realizes he must try to read--and finds he can. Appropriately, the last gift is a book for Edward, which he reads all by himself on Christmas morning. The novel twist on the popular scenario makes a sweet story that's sure to be a hit, especially with McPhail's cozy illustrations of Edward's home and a traditional Santa. (Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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About the Author
David McPhail is the author and illustrator of dozens of books for young readers, including Edward and the Pirates; Sisters
; Mole Music, When Sheep Sleep
and many more. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including a New York Times
Best Illustrated Book of the Year. David lives in New Hampshire.