Meet a beastly boy with a dastardly plan that could ruin Christmas!
Bradley Bartleby is bad. Very bad. To avoid Bradley's wrath, his wealthy parents buy him whatever he wants. All the adults in Bradley's life are running scared - except for Santa Claus, who refuses to give him anything but socks.
But Bradley vows to get what he deserves. If Santa won't give him the gifts he wants, Bradley will just have to steal them.
It takes Bradley a full year to execute his plan. In the end, he transforms his house into a trap so fearsome even his parents refuse to enter it. With dynamite, trapdoors, guillotines, and tigers in his path, Santa doesn't stand a chance. Or does he?
Published by Peachtree Publishers
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Total Pages: 32
Size: 9 1/2 x 12
Where to buy: Amazon, Barnes&Noble
About Author & Illustrator
In addition to authoring picture books, Jonathan Emmett also writes and paper engineers pop-up books. He is the author of several books, including The Princess and the Pig, also illustrated by Poly Bernatene. He lives in England.
You can visit Jonathan Emmett’s website here.
Poly Bernatene is a visiting professor at Buenos Aires School of Fine Art. He has worked in advertising, animation, and comics, and has illustrated over sixty children's books. He lives in Argentina.
You can visit Poly Bernatene’s website here.
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Bradley Bartleby is a very spoiled and self-centered little boy. He makes demands and expects those demands to be obeyed. He has even dared to make demands of Santa Claus. He demands Santa to bring him every item he has on his long list.
Santa sees all the bad things Bradley does all year round. So every Christmas Bradley receives only one pair of lovely socks under the tree from Santa. This was the last time this would happen he thought. He went into a rage and his parents tried to pacify him by telling him they had bought all of the gifts on his list. But that was not going to satisfy Bradley. Evidently he wanted Santa to meet his every demand just like everyone else in his life.
So he schemes and steams, rants and raves. Then he starts setting traps all through his house to trap Santa next Christmas and take every toy and gift from Santa and his sleigh.
What will the other children do if Bradley traps Santa and steals all the toys and gifts? What kind of Christmas will that be without Santa?
The author has given an extreme example of the behavior of many children's expectations of Santa and Christmas. Then she shows our children how such horrible behavior is looked upon by others and how this behavior is rewarded by Santa not giving into the child's demands. Negative behavior meets negative consequences.
The illustrations WOW! BOLD! VIBRANT! Very in sync with the story. They will delight and tickle every child's imagination that opens this book.
Be sure to get the book before Christmas. It may help your child to have a more positive and realistic attitude about their wishlist for Christmas. I need to send a copy to my five daughters so they can share it with my fifteen grandchildren. Hey, maybe Santa's list will be a little shorter this year. NOT!!
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I highly recommend this book.