Santa Retires by David Biedrzycki

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After an exhausting Christmas, Santa and Mrs. Claus head for sunny Mistletoe Island, where they surf, golf, and learn the hula. They even start eating healthy. (No more cookies and milk!) Vacation is so much fun that Santa decides to retire, much to the reindeer and elves’ dismay. Can there be a Christmas without Santa—and can Santa be jolly without Christmas?

About David Biedrzycki

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David Biedrzycki has been creating illustrations for book publishers, advertising agencies, magazines, and design firms since 1980. His art has graced the cover of KidSoft magazine, New England Aquarium billboards and children's software packaging, such as "The Amazon Trail" and "Odell Down Under." His clients include Celestial Seasonings , After the Fall Juices(tm), IBM, and Newsweek.David has collaborated with children's author Jerry Pallotta on The Beetle Alphabet Book, The Boat Alphabet Book, and The Freshwater Alphabet Book.David is currently a freelance illustrator. He grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from Kutztown University. He lives in Medfield, Massachusetts with his wife and three children.
Published July 1, 2012 by Charlesbridge. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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She hides lots of humor for sharp-eyed readers: Santa’s dog and cat (sometimes with strapped-on antlers) take part throughout the story, and clever product names and book titles add to the humor.

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Mr. and Mrs. Claus retire to Mistletoe Island, leaving the elves in charge at the North Pole, but they find that a life of leisure in a warm climate is not for them.

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Publishers Weekly

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Santa is jolly when he’s making toys. Not so much when he’s delivering them: “Forget it. Sacks are getting bigger. Chimneys are getting smaller.” Burned out, he and Mrs. Claus head to tropical Mistlet

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In a world that continues to grow more complicated and populated every year, hasn’t Santa ever considered just chucking it all and enjoying a well-deserved retirement somewhere far, far away from the frigid cold and stifling responsibilities of his North Pole workshop?

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