Latkes for Santa Claus
Janie Emaus, Bryan Langdo
- 40 Pages
- October 13, 2020
- ISBN: 9781510759886
- Imprint: Sky Pony Press
- Trim Size: 8.5in x 10.5in
My new dad and stepbrother celebrate Christmas, so you’re coming to my house for the very first time. And I think you must be REALLY tired of cookies. I’m going to leave you the best Santa treat ever.
Anna is excited that Santa will be visiting her house for the first time, and she wants to leave Santa a treat that blends the holidays her new family celebrates: Christmas and Hanukkah.
She expresses this idea to her stepbrother, Michael, who insists that Santa doesn't need anything but his sugar cookies. Anna imagines Santa has to be bored with cookies by now and is determined to find a Jewish recipe that he'll enjoy. The catch? It has to be something easy for Santa to grab and go.
It can't be matzo ball soup—soup in a sleigh with galloping reindeer will never do.
It can't be noodle kugel—imagine that by the handful. What a mess!
And as certain as Anna is that Santa would devour tzimmes, she knows he just doesn't have the time to sit and enjoy a hearty stew on Christmas Eve.
Anna retreats to her thinking corner to figure out the perfect finger food for Santa, not wanting to disappoint him on his very first visit to her house.
In this humorous and endearing picture book, blending both Christmas and Hannukah, a little girl and her stepbrother compete to leave Santa the best treats ever.
Latkes for Santa Claus concludes with Anna and Michael's winning recipes, ready for children to replicate for Santa in their own kitchens.
Bryan Langdo has illustrated more than twenty-five books, including Animal Planet’s Zoo Camp Puzzle, Farm Friends Escape, Dolphin Rescue, and Puppy Rescue Riddle. He resides in Titusville, New Jersey. Bryan Langdo spent his childhood drawing dragons and ninjas on whatever was around -- sketchbooks, math tests, desks. He studied under author/illustrator Robert J. Blake, and then at the Art Students’ League of NY, where he focused on life drawing and portrait painting. After that he earned a BA in English from Rutgers College. Bryan is the illustrator of over thirty books. His picture book Tornado Slim and the Magic Cowboy Hat won a 2012 Spur Award for Storytelling from Western Writers of America. In addition to his work as an illustrator and writer, Bryan works as an editor for an ESL website and app. Bryan lives in Hopewell, NJ, with his wife and two children. When not working, he likes to be in the woods.
"This charming story has all the ingredients of a sweet and tender perennial holiday classic. With whimsical rhymes, kid-friendly text, and illustrations guaranteed to appeal to little ones, this delicious book combines the traditions of Hanukah and Christmas in a way children, as well as their parents, won’t soon forget. What’s more, the latkes and sugar cookie recipes are the icing on the cake. I have twelve nieces and nephews, who will, for sure, find this yummy book among their holiday gifts." —Allia Zobel Nolan, author of What I Like About Me: A Book About Acceptance and Cat Confessions: A Kitty Come Clean Tell All Book"Latkes for Santa Claus is a joyful, engaging read perfect for culturally blended families and delightful for all readers. The playful rhymes will keep kids giggling, and the delicious recipes especially add a wonderful touch for anyone who might want to leave a treat for Santa." —Jess Rinker, author of Gloria Takes a Stand and Send a Girl