Santa Claus is Coming to Town
(Running Press Kids, Sept. 23, 2008)
The beloved Rankin and Bass stop-motion animation story Santa Claus is Comin to Town has been packaged into a beautifully illustrated picture book so families can enjoy this Christmas classic for many years to come. Step into this fantastical story to journey with Kris and his animal friends through the Mountain of the Whispering Winds, past the Winter Warlock, and into the realm of Burgermeister Meisterburger to deliver the Kringles toy soldiers, bouncy balls, ballerina dolls, wooden sailboats, fuzzy teddy bears, and shiny trumpets to the children of Sombertown where toys are illegal! Little ones will love reading about the origin of Santa Claus and how friendship can overcome the most daunting tasks. Kids will never take their toys for granted again! Rankin and Bass was founded by Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass in the early 1960s. Their stop-motion animation company soared to success with TV animation specials that have become beloved holiday classics, including Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and The Little Drummer Boy. Over the years, Rankin & Bass has created over sixty films and television specials featuring top actors as animated characters.