"The detail in these illustrations adds a charming quirkiness to the story, particularly the antics of a small raccoon who keeps Papa Noël company, occasionally riding on his hat and even making a grab for his cookies and milk. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-10)"
Dunham presents the story of a Christmas Eve so foggy that even the magical, glowing gator Nicollette will be unable to lead Papa Noël's pirogue to the homes of the good little Cajun girls and boys so that he can distribute his sack full of toys.
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