Can't Wait Till Christmas!

Can't Wait Till Christmas!

By Mike Huckabee; Jed Henry (Illustrator)

G. P. Putnam's Sons, Hardcover, 9780399255397, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 5, 2010


A New York Times bestseller!

One of America's most prominent and personable politicians shares his mischievous side in a heartwarming story of a childhood Christmas.

Mike is desperate to get a football for Christmas. Then one day in the middle of December, a box that looks the exact right size appears under his family's Christmas tree. Mike just can't handle the temptation! He convinces his sister Pat that they should open their gifts and play with them THIS INSTANT. And that's what they do.

But on Christmas morning, the muddy football gives them away. After talking about the real meaning of Christmas and how some things are worth waiting for, Mike and Pat learn the benefit of patience, making the following Christmas more delightful than ever.

About the Author
Mike Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas and 2008 presidential candidate. He is the author of eleven books, including several "New York Times" bestsellers. He and his wife, Janet, live in Florida and still spend time in Arkansas. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.

Jed Henry has always had an affinity for animals. As a child, he preferred zoos to museums, and Shark Week was more fun than Christmas. Now that he s mostly grown up, Jed still loves animals. His favorite critters are his two little girls, who are about as wild as they come. Jed Henry has published with many publishers including Harper Collins, Simon and Schuster, and Penguin. He illustrated the NYT Bestselling Can'tWait Till Christmas, written by Mike Huckabee, published in October2010. In February 2011, he published Picka Pup by Marsha Wilson Chall with Margaret K. McElderry Books.Jed lives by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, in Provo, Utah.This ishis first book with Houghton Mifflin. Visit Jed Henry's blog at http: // and while your on the web, visit his official website, too, at