Santa Claus the World's Number One Toy Expert

Santa Claus the World's Number One Toy Expert

By Marla Frazee

Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152049706, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 2005

How does Santa know how to match the exact right toy with the exact right kid every December?
He knows because he's the world's number one kid and toy and gift expert, and he works long, long hours the whole year through, taking notes, compiling his research, thinking and testing and changing his mind. Then, at last, he gets it all figured out, and on Christmas morning, he makes magic happen.
Celebrated author-illustrator Marla Frazee's fresh, lively take on a traditional subject is sure to become a favorite with young believers everywhere. With delicious humorous moments and a warm, unexpected ending, this book is truly a Christmas treat, one that begs to be read aloud and savored year after year.

About the Author
Marla Frazee has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including "God Got a Dog" by Cynthia Rylant; "Stars "by Mary Lyn Ray; "All the World" by Liz Garton Scanlon, which received a2010 Caldecott Honor; "Everywhere Babies" by Susan Meyers; and "Harriet, You ll Drive Me Wild!" by Mem Fox; as well as her own "Farmer and the Clown"; "Boot & Shoe"; "The Boss Baby"; "Walk On!"; "Roller Coaster"; "Santa Claus the World s Number One Toy Expert"; and "A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever", which received a 2009 Caldecott Honor. She is also the illustrator of the bestselling Clementine chapter book series by Sara Pennypacker. She lives with her family in Pasadena, California. Visit her at

Praise For Santa Claus the World's Number One Toy Expert

"Extraordinarily expressive . . . children . . . will thoroughly enjoy this rowdy holiday celebration."

"He tests mechanical toys, bonds with stuffed animals, wraps everything and then carefully selects the right toy for every child."

"Frazee takes a peek into all of St. Nick''s thorough - but oh, so fun - work..."

"A master at creating scenes and moods, ... readers will want to explore repeatedly."

"Effortlessly clever . . . Frazee delivers the exact right book for the exact right season."