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Life isn't always easy—even for Santa Claus! In this hilarious picture book, Santa realizes that happiness is something found within when he tries working different professions. A perfect Christmas gift or stocking stuffer with a subtle message about self-acceptance!
Santa is feeling grumpy! He has too many letters to read. His reindeer are quarreling. Someone's taken his slippers. And Mrs. Claus wants him to eat more vegetables. When Santa decides to try something new (working in a department store, bakery, toy store, and delivering mail), he discovers that nothing is as rewarding as just being himself.
Featuring a comical cast of animal characters—plus a small mouse with BIG attitude for readers to find hidden on every page—this hardcover picture book about self-acceptance and overcoming obstacles makes a great holiday gift for kids 3-7!
Look for It's Not Easy Being a Ghost coming soon!
About the Author
MARILYN SADLER is a children's book author, television producer, and screenwriter. Among the dozens of books she has written are the bestselling Random House Beginner Books It's Not Easy Being a Bunny, Honey Bunny Funnybunny, and It's Better Being a Bunny. Ms. Sadler's work has received many honors, including an IRA Classroom Choice Award and a Parents' Choice Award.
STEPH LABERIS is a character designer for animation and kidlit illustrator, based in Northern California. Her artwork reflects her love for animals and there's usually a chance to spot a cameo from one of her pet cats, rats or dogs in her books! When she's not drawing, she enjoys tabletop gaming, glass working, and doting on the squirrels in her backyard—who seem to have adopted her.
"A fun and meaningful holiday story wrapped up in a heartwarming package." —Kirkus Reviews
"This simple holiday message paired with festive illustrations is sure to leave readers feeling jolly and excited for holiday fun." —School Library Journal