Santa Claus And The Three Bears by Maria ModugnoSanta Claus And The Three Bears by Maria Modugno

Santa Claus And The Three Bears

byMaria Modugno

Hardcover | September 24, 2013

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Papa Bear, Mama Bear, and Baby Bear weren't expecting any company when they went for a walk on Christmas Eve, but that's exactly what they got! Debut author Maria Modugno teams up with award-winning artists Jane and Brooke Dyer to deliver a festive twist on Goldilocks and the Three Bears, with Santa Claus stepping in as the cheerful intruder.

Leaving their pudding to cool on the kitchen table, the unsuspecting bears head outdoors for a crisp evening walk. But when they return, they are shocked at what they find! Their pudding . . . eaten! Their chairs . . . broken! Their cozy beds . . . slept in! And it looks like the culprit is still there! Fast asleep in Baby Bear's bed is someone awfully familiar. A fluffy white beard, a red jacket covered in soot, and two black boots sticking out from under the covers. Could it really be . . . ?

With sparkling prose and splendid watercolor paintings, this delicious holiday treat glows with warmth and humor that will delight readers page after page.

Maria Modugno is a lifelong lover of reading and books. A children's book editor, she was inspired to write her first story by the antics of the polar bears at the Central Park Zoo. Maria lives in New York City.
Title:Santa Claus And The Three BearsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.38 inPublished:September 24, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061700231

ISBN - 13:9780061700231


Rated 5 out of 5 by from The intruder is who???? On Christmas Eve, Mama, Papa and Baby Bear have just completed decorating their home inside and out, made their favourite Christmas pudding, and are going out to take a walk while the pudding cools down.  What they find when they return is not what they expected to encounter at all.  The pudding is gone, the chairs are broken, and sprawled out in Baby's bed is someone that they never could have guessed would be there in a million years.  A fluffy white beard, a red coat and two black boots give this trespasser's identity guessed's Santa Clause himself.  Exhausted during his whirlwind trip around the world, he polishes off the cookies and milk but is so tempted by the yummy pudding that he scoffs it all too.  Stuffed and overtired he decides he needs a short nap before continuing his long journey, and Baby Bear's comfy bed is just what the doctor ordered. Santa is mortified himself with his intrusion and embarrassed by being discovered in a very awkward situation indeed.  Upon his awakening he appeases the situation by doing what Santa does best... he extends gifts of reconciliation and peace to the bear family for his invasive actions in their home and promises to make everything right again.     The illustrations are truly amazing.  The mother-daughter team, Jane and Brooke Dryer have used watercolours and gouache to make the story come alive.  The details are charming and plentiful and will have you coming back again and again to discover something new.  The fairy tale mash-up is truly brilliant and this holiday picture book will be a welcome addition to your Christmas theme book collection.
Date published: 2013-12-05

Editorial Reviews

“The Dyers do a beautiful job of reframing the tale into holiday fare.”