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Santa Claustrophobia

Santa Claustrophobia

by Mike Reiss Illustrated by David Catrow
From Simpsons writer Mike Reiss and two-time New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year-winner David Catrow comes a hilarious follow-up to their best-selling How Murray Saved Christmas.

Meet Doc Holiday. As a therapist he's helped everyone from the Thanksgiving Turkey, with his recurring nightmares about Pilgrims, to Cupid and his personal romance problems -- he's remarkably shy for a guy with no pants! But when Saint Nick himself comes in and is diagnosed with a severe case of Santa Claustrophobia, the Doc gets the challenge of his career. Sending the big guy off to Aruba for some much-needed R and R, the Doc takes it on himself to round up the rest of the holiday gang to handle Christmas in Santa's absence.

The challenges become immediately apparent as the Easter Bunny paints all of the toys in pastels, Lincoln and Washington fight over who's in charge, Columbus insists he must sail West to go East to make the deliveries, and the April Fool manages to do everything wrong! Christmas is out of control, and it becomes clear to Doc Holiday that there's only one person who can set things right.

7, 8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 1 - 3
Puffin Books
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Mike Reiss Mike Reiss was Executive Producer and head writer of "The Simpsons" for its first seven years. He is a graduate of Harvard, where he served as president of the Harvard Lampoon.
Contributor Image Alt Tag David Catrow Catrow's illustrations in Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell make you fall instantly in love with the short, clumsy, and buck toothed Molly Lou. He continues his spirited style of illustration in his newest book, We the Kids. In this book, Catrow makes understanding the Preamble to the Constitution accessible to children and even fun!

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