Monday, December 10, 2012

The Santa Trap by Jonathan Emmett & Poly Bernatene Book Review & Giveaway(Ended)


To the beastly Bradley Bartleby, no behavior is too bad. After all, he was born bad. The older he gets, the badder he becomes. His selfish demands are always met by his rich parents for the sole reason they are terrified of their spoiled son.

Every year Bradley has the audacity to make demands of Santa with such a huge list, his father has to hire a team of secretaries to type it up. And every year the kindhearted Santa leaves the spoiled brat the same thing, a pair of socks.

Bradley becomes so enraged, he spends the next year building a trap for Santa Claus. By Christmas Eve, his parents have to move to a hotel to escape the danger. Luckily for Santa, Bradley's evil plan backfires and he finds himself looking through the wrong side of metal bars. Never one to leave a child with nothing, Santa gives Bradley the usual socks with a few surprises.

The digital mixed-medai illustrations complement Emmett's witty humor. Bernadette's impeccable skill using dark colors and shadows enhance the sinister actions of a ghastly little boy. Not a nice and fuzzy Christmas book, but destined to become a holiday favorite for those who can't resist a little naughty.I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, The Santa Trap as a well-crafted picture book to be enjoyed by parents as much as children. 

Publisher: Peachtree (Oct. 1, 2012)
Ages: 5-9
Pages: 32
ISBN:  978-1-56145-670-3

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47 comments:

Darlene webb said...

Well my children havent really been to naughty but when I was a child, I used to open my presents at the seam of the tape to look at it and then tape it back together ha.

Carl Scott said...

I guess the only person I could rat on is myself and I don't think I will but I did some pretty naughty stuff as a kid. I'm way nicer now. Thanks for the giveaway.

Christy McMahon said...

My son and our dog knocked down the tree...more than once this year!!

Dana said...

I was intrigued by this book because my brother once set a trap for Santa!

Crystal said...

When my husband was little, he found Santa's stash and told all his siblings what they were getting for Christmas that year.

Jorie said...

My niece and nephew try to stay up as late as possible on Christmas eve making it almost impossible for Santa to drop off all of his gifts for them undetected. As a matter of fact, last year they almost caught him in the act because we couldnt get them to stay in their beds!

Amanda said...

Knocking over the Christmas tree and opening presents - and that was the first week after Thanksgiving. Oh, the joys of three little boys.

Jennifer Mays said...

Ripping off part of the wrapping paper to peek at Christmas gifts under tree

Nichol Tone said...

Unwrapping other people's present under the tree

Diane W said...

Teasing his sister until she cries.

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mtbears819 said...

opened up someones else present to play with was the naughty thing my son did - Dorothy Deakyne mtpapa47(at)gmail(dot)com

Maria K said...

My kids just seem to be super hyper around the holidays. They don't try to be bad it just happens.

Molli Vandehey said...

my kids are naught and adroabel every day , so i dont know that the holidas are special. this morning i walked into the kitchen to ind my 3 year old standing on a chair eating my ice cream which she had opened by stabbing a hole into the lid :). i asked "what are you doing?" and she said "ummm... i was just putting this back". a day in the life.

bloomerbear said...

SERIOUSLY put gum on a teachers chair...(That was me) lol I did honestly

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blew415 said...

Opening all gifts!

Marti Booker said...

There's plenty of naughtiness around here, but the worst is when they fight with each other.

Kim said...

my son just coloured pictures on the wall

Rusti Michael said...

When my husband was younger he found all his unwrapped all his gifts, before Christmas, so he could see what he was getting. Then he re wrapped them and stuck them back under the tree.

Clair said...

a few years ago my daughter drew on the walls like 2 days before our christmas eve party

Nancy Towler said...

Ate the cookies that were left out for Santa.

michelle gilliland mcafee said...

Opening thier presents.. but, they got caught. lol

Sunnie said...

Id say when I have caught them peeking in the presents
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Becca said...

Opening presents before it is time!

Vanessa W. said...

My bff's children snuck down while mom was sleeping and looked through everything their mom purchased on black friday :(

Melinda said...

My 2yr old loves to grab and eat the candy canes off the Christmas tree! Oh, and take the ornaments off it as well!

Miranda Gonzalez said...

My daughter (with my husband as co-conspirator) got into MY stocking and ate all but one of the chocolates my husband had put in there for me. So on Christmas morning I had a bunch of empty wrappers and 2 guilty faces to look at. They did make it up to me, but they won't be living that one down any time soon!

Hilary said...

Last year my son tried to tackle and climb the Christmas tree

kelley roach said...

my dog knocked over the christmas tree

adriannaandjoeysmommy said...

Last year my daughter unwrapped 2 of her presents that she found in my closet she was playing with them when I went upstairs

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Amber said...

My friends daughter stole my husbands ipod! But her parents are making her write a apoligy adn return it appleeater1990@aol.com

Candice said...

Yesterday, I heard my 5 year old son telling my 2 year old son to open one of the presents. He showed him how without touching the package and when I came in, he completely threw his brother under the bus.
Thank you

Rachel M. said...

the tree seems to be a target. she like to throw the balls

Diana said...

Sneaking a look in the gifts under the tree
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pmj said...

Got into the presents before Christmas.


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Stephanie Phelps said...

My son was so naughty when he took out and opened a present and hid it under his bed and I did not notice until Christmas that it was gone.

Karrin Mills said...

My son keeps giving too many "hints" as to what everyone has gotten for Christmas.

kathy dalton said...

my son found all the gift and told his brothers and sisters

Shayna DeSpain said...

We always used to hunt out the gifts in our moms closets. :-) Some of us still do!!

Marty Harris said...

My son sneeked and opened everyone's gifts before Christmas.
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Debby said...

That would probably be the time the burn hole mysteriously appeared on the kitchen counter. After further investigation it was revealed that the culprits were the plastic army men who decided to melt themselves on the stove. hmmm

rhonda1111 said...

well my 22 year old just wrote and said she has been poking at packages and does not want to wait till christmas to open them.

Leslie S. said...

The only thing that comes to mind was last year my 9 year old son bribed his 4 year old brother to go peek in the closet for presents.I caught him just as he was going in to my room.

Kristi C. said...

Opening all the presents from under the tree!! Little boogers! :)

lisagee1234 said...

lisa lo RC form.


My niece doesn't live by me so I haven't got to hear any michievious doings lately.

Julie Jones said...

My kids are really good around the holidays. lol. They may get a little crazy with the gimmie wannies though

Saver Sara said...

my son is too little to do anything really naughty yet. he does remove all of the ornaments from the tree - but he brings them to me so I can't be too mad. :)

laurasloves said...

My son sneaked down and opened his presents from his grandparents. He felt so bad about doing it that he told us before we opened them.

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