Claude has had a busy week. He and Sir Bobblysock have rescued a police constable, worked at the florist, sang with the choir and helped at the post office. With Mr & Mrs. Shinyshoes out for a night of partying on Christmas Eve, Claude is looking forward to curling up with a good book. But when he hears footsteps, he springs into action to apprehend the uninvited visitor. Quick as a flash, the handcuffs are on and then the lights. Except it’s no burglar, it’s Santa Claus! With Santa handcuffed to a chair, no key in sight and a sack full of presents to be delivered, Claude needs to do one more good deed and save Christmas Day…
The holidays wouldn’t be complete without an adventure with the affable, beret-wearing Claude and his sidekick Mr Bobblysock. And the duo sparkle in a fabulous, action-packed Christmas Eve debacle that will entertain the entire family. Children will delight in the seasonal shenanigans and the pun-filled narrative will have adults laughing their festive socks off. Have you ever met a PC Anne Cuffs of Letsby Ave. or a Carol Singer (choir leader)?
Who else but Claude could apprehend the most important man on Christmas Eve and then have to step into some very big boots, and an even bigger suit, to deliver the presents himself? The endearing canine goes about his merry mission with reckless abandon and no-one is excluded from the chaos as tinsel, trees, baubles, fire places, reindeer and Santa feel the full force of Claude’s Christmas calamities with a joyous trail of destruction left in his wake.
Brimming with delightful touches and with festive red and white illustrations throughout, Santa Claude is memorable, feel-good fun for readers young and old. A tail-wagging, tinsel-tastic triumph!
Recommended for 6+.