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The great Santa stakeout

by Bird, Betsy,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 20 Libraries 22 of 24 copies
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Summary
A delightfully devious Christmas story from beloved librarian Betsy Bird and Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat.

Freddy Melcher is Santa's #1 Fan. He has Santa posters, Santa action figures, and even Santa underwear. But there is one prize Freddy desperately wants: A photograph taken with Santa, fresh out of the chimney.

Oh, is it risky! It's awfully hard to sneak anything by someone who can see you when you're sleeping and knows when you're awake. That's why Freddy has been extra good this year . . . at hiding his plans.

Will Freddy get away with his delightfully devious scheme to outwit Santa Claus himself and capture the ultimate selfie?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Freddy Melcher was such a huge Santa fan that he dressed like Santa for birthday parties. And Valentine's Day. And even Talk like a Pirate Day. He collected Santa memorabilia and was saving up for a reindeer, and more than anything in the world, Freddy wanted a photo of himself with Santa snapped on Christmas Eve. He planned Operation Santa Selfie meticulously, making elaborate blueprints and booby traps on the roof and in the living room and then stayed up to wait. But is it enough to pull a fast one on Santa who, let's be honest, sees you when you're awake and when you're asleep or is Saint Nick about to trick Freddy instead? Bird spins a child-friendly tale full of terrific, polysyllabic vocabulary words and intricate, flatteringly sophisticated details like leaving milk and cookies on a pressure-sensitive plate and rigging the Christmas tree with motion-sensitive cameras. Santat, in turn, infuses every spread with additional giggles, from the details found in Freddy's North Pole paraphernalia to the chuckle-worthy blueprint drawings and a particularly fantastic image of Freddy's face smushed against a window. Pairing this witty cat-and-mouse mini-mystery and its satisfying ending with Santat's expert use of backlighting and angular close-ups makes for a truly winning combination.--Becca Worthington Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "More than anything, Freddy Melcher wants to meet his idol, Santa--so he concocts a surefire plan to snag a Santa selfie "fresh out of the chimney." Bird supplies all the elements a heist needs to succeed: obsession ("Freddy had Santa posters, Santa action figures, and Santa underwear"), elaborate plans ("Step 1... String the roof with cans, so the sleigh can't land undetected"), and minute-by-minute reportage ("It was almost midnight"). Santat lights the story's comic fuse with a spread of Freddy's treasured collection of Santa toys (one action figure boasts "64 points of articulation"), provides blueprints, creates night shots with eerie blue-screen light, and supplies in-your-face close-ups of the ensuing chaos. Though it feels a tad one-note, Freddy Melcher's feverish desire to meet his favorite celebrity makes him the kind of over-the-top comic character whose inane schemes provide laughs whether they succeed or fail--and naturally suggest further stakeout possibilities. Ages 4--8. (Sept.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Santa Claus -- Juvenile fiction.
Fans (Persons) -- Juvenile fiction.
Selfies (Photography) -- Juvenile fiction.
Christmas -- Fiction.
Fans (Persons) -- Fiction.
Selfies (Photography) -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Christmas fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2019
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Great Santa stake out
Contributors Santat, Dan, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781338169980
133816998X
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