“Be crafty! Be clever! Be gentle,” writes Reagan, dismissing ideas like lassoing Santa like a steer for ones like leaving him a note filled with glitter, so that he’ll leave a trail. Wildish’s illustrations embrace the comedy of the narrator’s suggestions; in a departure from the brightly colored palette of most of the scenes, he offers a quiet view of snowy suburban rooftops by night, as the narrator instructs readers to listen for “Santa sounds” like “Santa doing stretches on your neighbor’s roof.”
- Story Elements
- I could catch Santa by...
- My favorite part of Christmas is...
- How to catch Santa word web
- Cause & Effect Graphic Organizer
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