Santa and Me
Erik Jon Slangerup
(Gingham Dog Press, Aug. 15, 2003)
Every year, Santa makes his important Christmas Eve deliveries without a hitch. What a surprise to discover that it’s not always as easy as it looks! What is life really like at the North Pole? No one knows the true secrets behind Santa’s success better than Mrs. Claus! Told through whimsical details in a facsimile scrapbook style, this humorous behind-the-scenes look at the history and antics of the North Pole reveals Santa’s real nature from one who knows him best—Mrs. Claus! Author: Erik Slangerup Erik Jon Slangerup is the author of several children’s books, including Dirt Boy, and Monsterlicious. His first book, Dirt Boy (March 2000, Albert Whitman & Co.), made the Children's Choices 2001 list by the Children's Book Council and the International Reading Association. Various reviews of Monsterlicious encourage “readers looking for an uproarious reading experience” to “give the Bangdoodle Restaurant and its young chef a 4-star rating.”Erik is an accomplished storyteller and lecturer, and has become a favorite guest speaker at school assemblies, writing workshops, and educational conferences nationwide. He has also appeared on television and radio, and was featured in Creativity magazine in May 2000.Illustrator: Josh Janes Joshua Janes has been illustrating children’s books for eight years. During the holidays, he commutes between the North Pole and Oak Harbor, Ohio, where he resides with his wife, Angie, and their little elf, Gabrielle.