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Oh, What a Christmas!

Oh, What a Christmas!

by Michael Garland Illustrated by Michael Garland
Get Ready for a Christmas Comedy with This Uproariously Silly Picture Book

The sweetest and goofiest barnyard animals discover they can fly — and save the night for children when Santa's reindeer fly away without him on Christmas Eve.

• Adorable pictures of cheerful sheep, goats, pigs, and an irresistible old hound dog
• Surprising humor has turned this picture book into an instant classic
• Uplifting holiday message about lending a helping hand

When the harness to Santa's sleigh breaks mid-flight, Dasher, Dancer, and the rest of the reindeer gang fly off into the night...leaving Santa and all of his presents stranded! Who will guide Santa's sleigh and save Christmas now? Luckily, Santa lands near a tiny barn filled with sleepy animals. With a twinkle in his eye, Santa sees a solution and wonders how well cows, sheep, goats, pigs, and an old hound dog can fly.

Ages
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Lexile Measure
AD620L
DRA
24
Guided Reading
M
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
40
Genre
Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Michael Garland Michael Garland has had a long career as an artist and illustrator, but his greatest success has been for writing and illustrating children's picture books.
Michael Garland Michael Garland has had a long career as an artist and illustrator, but his greatest success has been for writing and illustrating children's picture books.

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