The Animals' Santa by Jan Brett, Marikka Tamura, 2014 first edition.


Written and illustrated by Jan Brett. Designed by Marikka Tamura. Background airbrush by Joseph Hearne. First edition, 2014. G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group.

The main characters in The Animals' Santa, a New York Times bestseller, are forest animals of northern Canada: a snowy owl, a polar bear, a badger, a moose, wolves, arctic foxes, porcupines, squirrels, lemmings, rabbits, ravens.

The artwork that borders the pages and the side panels, which tell a secondary story, is inspired by Native American quillwork made from porcupine quills.

From the front flap:

"Who is the animals' Santa?" Little Snow asks. Big Snowshoe doesn't know but he leaves us presents every Christmas, he tells Little Snow... On Christmas Eve, Big Snowshoe figures out a way for the animals to see Santa. Their first glimpse is unforgettable, and never again will an excited Little Snow doubt that there is an animals' Santa."

Jan Brett has written and illustrated over forty-five books. She's known for her love of animals and travels the world for new experiences and landscapes to incorporate into her books.

Other favorite books by Jan Brett:

Fritz and the Beautiful Horses (1981)
Annie and the Wild Animals (1985)
The Mitten: a Ukrainian folktale (1989)
The Wild Christmas Reindeer (1990)
The Owl and the Pussycat (1991)
Trouble with Trolls (1994)
The Hat (1997)
The Umbrella (2002)
On Noah's Ark (2003)
The Three Snow Bears (2007)
Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella (2013)
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