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 1, 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, some of which she also wrote.Her picture bookA Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Everwas named a Caldecott Honor Book. She is also the author andillustrator of Walk On! A Guide for Babies of All Ages;Santa Claus, the World's Number One Toy Expert; Roller Coaster; and Hush, LittleBaby. Sheis theillustrator of Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers, The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman, Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild by Mem Fox, and more. Marla Frazee livesin Pasadena, California. Visit her website 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."