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The Dog Who Saved Santa [Hardcover]

True Kelley


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Holiday House (15 Sep 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823421201
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823421206
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 24.6 x 0.8 cm

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Amazon.com: 3.2 out of 5 stars  4 reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars What a downer! 10 Jan 2013
By Mike in CT - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
My son brought this home from the school library so we could
read it together. He seemed to like it, but the wife and I found
it very negative. It all turns out good in the end but it just
seems the author could have found a more constructive way to get
the point across with out making young Santa out to be such a loser.
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible book 30 Nov 2009
By karen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I borrowed this book from the library (thankfully) and read it to my kids. I thought it was awful - a terrible story - inspiring nothing good. Don't waste your money.
5.0 out of 5 stars Who knew Santa was a slacker as a child? 4 April 2009
By Nik - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book introduces us to Santa as a child. A spoiled, lazy, indifferent child. And to his clever dog, who teaches himself business, graphic design, and teaching in order to save X-mas. Rodney further serves as a coach and role model for this slacker of a Santa, who grows into the admirable old elf we know today.

Amidst saccharine and tired X-mas fare, this book stands out for its humor, good nature, and ultimately, the lesson it has to teach about teamwork, responsibility and doggedness. (I couldn't resist!) But it is never preachy, never boring, and delightfully funny and clever.

My daughter loves this book, and I think it's because she identifies with the child version of Santa, and appreciates the great effort that X-mas takes to produce.
5.0 out of 5 stars A new holiday classic that even a Grinch or a Scrooge could appreciate 3 Nov 2008
By Giada L'Inverno - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
After hundreds of tired and cliché Christmas stories about children dourly overcoming adversity or receiving "the perfect gift," this hilarious yet still heartfelt book provides a fresh take on the holiday. While Christmas today struggles to maintain its traditions and heritage in a changing world overcome by commercialism, this is the sort of lighthearted book that lets you step back and appreciate the real joy and warmth of the holiday spirit.

Kelley, known for creating lovable pup characters, does not disappoint with Rodney, a capable dog with the bigger picture in mind. The lively illustrations are filled with amusing details on nearly every page (another Kelley trademark) as this original tale of Santa unfolds.

Both children and adults will enjoy the amusing story and engaging art. This book is a Christmas must for anyone with a jolly sense of humor and a love for the holiday season.
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