Santa on the Loose! by Bruce Hale
A Seek and Solve Mystery! (Seek & Solve Mystery)

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Santa's sleigh is ready to go—except for one thing: The presents are nowhere to be found! Santa needs your help to find out who took the toys! Is the culprit an unhappy elf or a disgruntled reindeer or even—yikes!—a hungry polar bear? With so many possible suspects, Santa's going to have to do some serious detective work to crack this case before Christmas comes!


About Bruce Hale

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Bruce Hale has written and illustrated nearly twenty books for kids. His Chet Gecko Mysteries series includes The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse; The Big Nap; Farewell, My Lunchbag; The Malted Falcon; and others. Bruce lives in Santa Barbara, CA, with his wife and many hats. You can visit him online at
Published September 25, 2012 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Santa must solve the mysterious disappearance of toys from his workshop through this search-and-find quest with detailed pages full of elves at work and play.

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Santa’s toys are missing, and this activity book prompts readers to discover the culprit by locating visual clues on busy digital spreads: “As Santa searches the stables, he finds something the thief must have dropped.

Sep 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Santa on the Loose!: A Seek a...

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I like this book because I like Christmas.

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