With over 230,000 net copies sold, Santa's Book of Names is now being reissued in paperback with fresh new cover design! With a classic holiday theme and strong literacy hook, this warm, inspirational story reminds readers that with patience and practice, you can achieve just about anything.
Edward is great at counting and reciting the alphabet, but he struggles when it comes to reading. After reading a bedtime story with his father on Christmas Eve, Edward falls asleep and dreams that he joins Santa as he delivers presents through the night. Slowly but surely, Edward sounds out the words in Santa's trusty book of names and eventually learns to read. In the morning, he wakes from his dream and discovers a present from Santa--a very special gift that Edward can read to his parents.
DAVID MCPHAIL has been a passionate artist since the age of two. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and began illustrating books for children in 1972. Since then he's created dozens of wonderful books, including the celebrated Mole Music, which was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, the bestselling If You Were My Bunny, Edward and the Pirates, Lost!, and Drawing Lessons from a Bear. David lives in New Hampshire.