Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox, the duo behind Llama Destroys the World, take their trademark hijinks up to the North Pole in this laugh-out-loud, heartfelt Christmas-themed picture book.
Santa is feeling old, and being in the business of Christmas for centuries is . . . well, it isn't all milk and cookies. In hopes of regaining some of his pep, Santa asks the spirit of Christmas to give him something for a change: skim off a couple of years and make him younger.
But Christmas magic is powerful, and Santa gets more than he wished for. Instead of a fresh new outlook and boundless energy, he needs diapers and a nap—stat. With Christmas only a few days away, the elves rush to teach Santa Baby the basics. But will there be enough time to prepare their new bundle of holiday joy for the job?
Funny and spirited, bright and inspiring, and with an unforgettable title, Santa Baby is destined to be a yuletide read families revisit every year.
Jonathan Stutzman is an award-winning filmmaker and a picture book author. He is the author of numerous books for children, including Don't Feed the Coos, Santa Baby, the Llama trilogy, and the Tiny T-Rex series. He received his masters at Temple University for film and digital media. He lives in Lititz, Pennsylvania, with his wife, the illustrator Heather Fox. Fitz and Cleo is his debut graphic novel.
Heather Fox is an illustrator and graphic designer, creating art in pen and ink, digital, and gouache. She is the illustrator of Don't Feed the Coos, Santa Baby, and the Llama trilogy. She lives in Lititz, Pennsylvania, with her husband, the writer Jonathan Stutzman. Fitz and Cleo is her debut graphic novel.
"Plenty of laughs...playfully complemented by Fox’s child-friendly illustrations." —Horn Book
Praise for Llama Destroys the World:
Summer 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List Pick
"Silly fun."—People Magazine
"Filled with llama drama and will having everyone laughing out loud."—Romper
"[A] super silly, amazingly original, best-when-read-aloud picture book."—BookPage
"Dessert has never seemed so epic." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"The goofy premise itself will elicit giggles, but it’s innocently wide-eyed Llama who really sells the silliness of the story."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred Review
"Will make Rubin and Salmieri's fans split their own pants." —Kirkus
"[T]his story will have readers chuckling again and again and coming back for more, just like Llama."—School Library Journal
Praise for Don't Feed the Coos:
"If it's true that being pooped on by a bird brings good luck, Stutzman and Fox's protagonist accrues some serious great fortune...Coo-coo storytime fun."—Kirkus
"Fox’s graphic illustrations echo the text’s giddy rhythms, with the pigeons styled...as pert, wide-eyed, always-in-profile graphic motifs that skip, flit, and, yes, poo prodigiously across the pages." —Publishers Weekly