The Santa Trap by Jonathan Emmett

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Bradley Bartleby is bad. Very bad. To avoid Bradley's wrath, his wealthy parents buy him whatever he wants. All the adults in Bradley's life are running scared - except for Santa Claus, who refuses to give him anything but socks.

But Bradley vows to get what he deserves. If Santa won't give him the gifts he wants, Bradley will just have to steal them.

It takes Bradley a full year to execute his plan. In the end, he transforms his house into a trap so fearsome even his parents refuse to enter it. With dynamite, trapdoors, guillotines, and tigers in his path, Santa doesn't stand a chance. Or does he?

About Jonathan Emmett

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As well as writing picture books, Jonathan Emmett also writes and paper-engineers pop-up books. His books have won several awards including the Red House Children's Book Award "Book for Younger Children" for Pigs Might Fly, and the Kiekeboekprijs for Bringing Down the Moon. He lives in Nottingham with his wife, Rachel, and his children, Max and Laura.Poly Bernatene was born in 1972, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has been drawing ever since. He graduated from the Buenos Aires School of Fine Art, where he is now a visiting professor. As well as working in advertising, animation, and comics, Poly has illustrated over sixty children books in Argentina, Mexico, Spain, UK, Australia, Denmark, Germany, France, China, Taiwan and USA.
Published October 2, 2009 by Macmillan Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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But he is not forgotten by Santa, who still leaves him a pair of socks, along with a box of bandages and some antiseptic, in a slam-dunk conclusion that finds Bradley inside his own metal cage.

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“Bradley’s parents always gave him whatever he demanded, not because they thought he deserved it, but because they were terrified of him.” Bradley Bartleby was “born bad,” and as a result, he gets socks from Santa every Christmas.

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It’s that precious time of year, filled with gifts wrapped in sparkly bows, dreams of sugar plums, the merry dimples and rosy cheeks of Santa, angels securing their wings with each tinkle of a bell, lip-smacking latkes, and laughs like bowls full of jelly.

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This book is about a boy named Bradley who is trying to kill Santa as he is tired of only getting socks for Christmas.

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