~Written by Laura Lee Scott
~Illustrated by Cheryl Crouthamel
When it comes to the biggest toy drop of the year, Santa gets most of the credit -- but he could hardly do it alone! In The Santa Switch, Mrs. Claus becomes the fabulous tour-de-force she's always had the potential to be. This sharp, modern version of Mrs. C. believes in equality, compassion, and continuing education. She loves her good-natured, big-hearted husband, and they share the same vision -- but she's definitely the doer to his dreamer. And, while Jessica Claus is CEO (Chief Elf Optimizer) of the world's most successful toy factory, she also loves to kick off her shoes and bake up a storm, spreading holiday joy to anyone willing to believe in a little Christmas magic.
The positive, gender-empowering message, lovable spin on legendary characters, and eye-catching illustrations found in this two-time award-winning holiday book are sure to warm hearts and tickle funny bones of the young and the young-at-heart...making it a treasured read for all at Christmastime!
The Santa Switch marks author Laura Lee Scott's first solo trip into the world of children's literature. Although the seasoned writer has never tried lichen, she'd gladly bake a lichen corn pie if the reindeer shared their flying secrets.
Cheryl Crouthamel has illustrated several children's books, including Sarah O'Hara and the Gift of the Fairy Wings, The Butterfly, and Cats Following Me. If Cheryl was a cookie, she would definitely be a dark chocolate and peanture butter chip!
And, be sure to look for the highly anticipated first sequel to The Santa Switch -- A Trip for Mrs. Claus -- to be available in the spring of 2014! Pre-order your hardcover copy now on www.jessicaclaus.com. (Amazon)
Set to the rhyme of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, The Santa Switch is a delightful Christmas tale about how Mrs. Claus earns the right to deliver the presents this year.
Santa comes home from hanging with the reindeer and tracks snow in the clean house. He doesn't even bother to clean it up. Mrs. Claus who has been busy cleaning, preparing for Christmas Eve present delivery, and planning the elves' Gratitude Supper is at wits end and in need of a break. Santa, being a jolly old elf, recognizes the error of his ways and decides Mrs. Claus has worked so hard to make Christmas a success that she deserves to deliver the toys too. Will Mrs. Claus take Santa up on this offer?
The Santa Switch is a brilliant take on the events that lead up to Christmas morning. Although, Santa gets all the glory every wife knows that without her planning and support no man, including Santa, could get all he needs to get done for such a grand event. The illustrations are bold and eye-catching adding to the charm of this wonderful tale.
I greatly enjoyed The Santa Switch and plan to share it with kids and grandkids for years to come. I highly recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon and iTunes.
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Born and raised in Edina, Minnesota, Laura Lee Scott has worked as a professional copywriter, ghostwriter, editor, publisher, and graphic designer for nearly 25 years. Owner of Passionflower Press, Laura has authored and/or ghost-written numerous biographies and children's books, and is the author of the award-winning holiday picture book series, "The Santa Switch", published by Passionflower Press in 2012. She lives in a suburb of Portland, Oregon with her husband and two, school-aged sons. (Amazon)