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Jan Brett, "The Animals' Santa"



When Big Snowshoe tells Little Snow that the animals’ Santa is coming with presents for everyone, Little Snow wants to know who he is. The animals say they have never seen him. Maybe he’s a badger, a moose, a polar bear, or a wolf, they tell him. But this spunky little rabbit thinks they are just fooling him.

On Christmas Eve, Big Snowshoe finds a way to see the animals' Santa when a Snowy Owl in a red cap swoops down with a pack full of presents. Never again will an excited Little Snow doubt that there is an animals' Santa.

Bestselling children’s book author and illustrator, Jan Brett, will give a free presentation and book-signing of her new book The Animals’ Santa at IKEA in New Haven at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 29. Her “Animals’ Santa” bus, displaying large illustrations, will be parked outside IKEA for the occasion.

Join R.J. Julia Booksellers and IKEA, New Haven for this special event. Brett will give a 20-minute talk and illustration demonstration followed by a book-signing. The event will benefit Read to Grow, a nonprofit based in Branford that promotes early childhood literacy and supports parents as their babies’ first teachers. Read to Grow is supported by IKEA New Haven and R.J. Julia Booksellers.

Pre-purchased books may be picked up at R.J. Julia beginning October 21 or at the IKEA New Haven event upon check in. Please note that purchase of The Animals' Santa from R.J. Julia in advance or at the event is required for admission to the book-signing line.

Attendees are invited to donate any gently used children’s books at the event, which Read to Grow will later deliver to families in need throughout Connecticut.

Jan Brett is The New York Times #1 best-selling author/artist of 35 books for children. Her books have been chosen as “Best Children’s Books of the Year” by The New Yorker, Parents, Redbook, and others. She lives in Norwell, Massachusetts.

This event is SOLD OUT!


Click here to sign up for the free IKEA FAMILY loyalty program. IKEA New Haven will be giving away an IKEA gift card on the day of the event. To enter the sweepstakes, simply swipe your IKEA FAMILY card at the designated FAMILY kiosk.

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 10:00am EST
Event address: 
450 Sargent Drive
New Haven
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By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399257841
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 21st, 2014