Thursday, 24 December 2009

YOUNG ADULT REVIEW: The Santa Trap - Jonathan Emmett, Poly Bernatene


Bradley Bartelby is bad, VERY bad. He’s greedy and naughty and selfish and spoilt – and Santa Claus knows it. But when beastly Bradley empties his Christmas stocking to find nothing but a pair of socks, he does quite the baddest thing he has EVER tried to do. He builds a trap – a SANTA TRAP! With guillotines, dynamite and a tiger or two, Santa doesn’t stand a chance. Or does he?


Having come across Jonathan on various trips to the bookshop I thought that I’d take a careful look at this, his Christmas offering when it landed. Back up a cautionary tale about being good with the crazed antics of a young mind and you get something that’s going to not only be fun but a great offering to help your younger readers get to sleep on that most difficult night of the year. Its different to the usual fare that’s out there and it’s also got a touch of something new alongside great illustrations, so give it a go and see where it leads. A good bit of fun.

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