Saturday, December 15, 2012

Picture Book Review: The Santa Trap

The Santa Trap

The Santa Trap
Written by:  Jonathan Emmett
Illustrated by:  Poly Bernatene
Published by:  Peachtree Publishers, 2009

*Ever since Bradley Bartelby was born he's been a very bad boy.  Every year at Christmas he makes a giant list of what he wants but he always gets the same present from Santa.....socks!  His immensely wealthy parents buy him everything he wants anyway but he wants Santa to bring him presents like everyone else.  So this year he plans on making a trap to steal all of Santa's presents.  Throughout the year he puts dynamite in the chimneys, trains tigers, and cuts trapdoors creating one big Santa Trap out of his house.  Of course his plan backfires and he gets caught in his own traps.

This was definitely not a cheery, holiday book.  Bradley was one greedy, angry, and determined little kid.  I was a little disappointed with the ending.  By the end of the book we don't know if Bradley has learned a lesson or if he will go back to his same old bad boy ways. 

This book was borrowed from the library.

Family Rating: 1 thumb up.

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