2011 INDIE Excellence Holiday Book Winner and 2011 INDIE Excellence Book Cover Design-Children-Finalist, is sure to delight. Please sing the to add a words in blue holiday festive feel to your reading. Get ready! It's Christmas Eve. Free your spirit. Fly around the world with magic transportation on this epic action packed Christmas book adventure roller coaster ride. Visit exotic places far beyond Woop Woop and the Black Stump. Encounter strange creatures and exotic cultures in a . Do wacky crazy things. Scream, dance the Cancan and sing Day Oh in the steamy swamps. Experience the Nativity, whisper in the wind to twinkling stars and sing carols with the reindeer. Be dazzled by emerald isles and sapphire seas more astonishing than you can imagine. fairy tales, folktales, Kids Story Soar with Bilbo, The Little Teddy Bear, as he lives a wish, dreams of being a special Christmas gift, searches for his new home while embracing new friendships, lives life, gains self-esteem, and becomes more enlightened, culminating with a very surprising wish sure to bring a tear of joy. Filled with suspense, antics and charm, interwoven with rhythms, song and dance, the tale builds on these devices to provide a narrative of warmth and spirit of the things that are truly important. SANTA AND THE LITTLE TEDDY BEAR is an illustrated novel that will appeal to fans of Chris Van Allsburg's, "The Polar Express" book and movie. The book features 16 chapters, beautiful illustrations, "The artwork is a Magical Kingdom of Vibrant Color, a must see." ~ Hugh Grant, Director/Curator Kirkland Museum, (original artwork is on display in the Kirkland Museum.) Scattered with 28 lyric reprints of classic carols, interspersed with Christmas traditions from around the globe. Santa and Bilbo inspire families to sing, to dance, to explore other cultures and places and how they celebrate Christmas. A timeless heirloom Christmas season classic, this fireside epic encourages young and old to believe in the spirit of Christmas. This 2011 Indie Excellence Award Winning book is intended to be brought out at Christmas time year after year; creating a holiday tradition. Sing carols, each chapter is a bedtime story, delight in the incredible artwork. Peter, the Indie Excellence award winning author and illustrator, has personally experienced each place in the book, (except the North Pole of course). Yes there is even a place called "Last Banana", where the author actually lived as a child. The story leads us through a magical kingdom of color. Carols and traditions are interwoven into Santa and Bilbo's adventure, revealing the meaning of Christmas and why we celebrate. Teachers will enjoy this book in the classroom. The book contains many opportunities to read, sing and interact with kids. Santa and Bilbo travel the world visiting strange and wonderful places on Christmas night. This book is an excellent tool for building vocabulary, the author is a wordsmith. If you love the English language and the spirit of Christmas this is a book that all the class and teachers will enjoy. Peter's wife Cheri is an inspiration for his writing, painting and illustrating. Together, their wish is to touch the lives of many children through their generous donations from the proceeds of sales from this book.