PreSchool-Grade 2-Cushman and Wood have teamed up for another winner with this whimsical expos of Santa's vulnerability. He may be a bit forgetful, he may not be as fit as he once was, he may have his weakness for cookies-but this green, bearded, bespectacled Santa-dinosaur is irresistible. More a catalog of astute observations-Santa can't drive a car ("That would hurt the reindeer's feelings")-than a traditional story, the satisfying one-liners reveal the endearing down-to-earth side of this holiday icon. Cushman's colorful, imaginative watercolor-and-ink drawings bring the ideas to hilarious life. This title is excellent for reading aloud, but expect to pause while waiting for the howls of laughter to subside.-L. I.
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Douglas Wood is the author of When a Dad Says “I Love You,” When a Grandpa Says “I Love You,” The Secret of Saying Thanks, and A Quiet Place as well as the New York Times bestselling Can’t Do series. His books Old Turtle and Old Turtle and the Broken Truth were both international bestsellers. Additional titles include No One But You, illustrated by P.J. Lynch; Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed The World, illustrated by Barry Moser; and Where the Sunrise Begins, illustrated by K.Wendy Popp. Douglas lives in a cabin in the woods of Minnesota. A studied naturalist, he shares his knowledge of nature as a wilderness guide.
Doug Cushman is best known for his illustrations in the Can't Do series. He created the lovable dinosaur characters you see in this series. He simply can't wait for the next Can't Do book, called What Grandmas Can't Do.