TWELVE BELLS FOR SANTA by Crosby Bonsall

TWELVE BELLS FOR SANTA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

When the children have a Christmas party, with twelve chocolate bells as a prize for the best Santa, the real one comes with gifts for all and trimmings for the tree. ""I'll pick up the prize next year,"" Santa calls on departing, but Wilma, Bee, and Norman decide to deliver it themselves. How to find the North Pole? ""Easy,"" says Bee. ""I will make a map."" Needless to say they never arrive, but by the time they find themselves back home the prize has been consumed. Little Norman's periodic tears, ""piggy"" Christmas list, and gobbling of the candy are pictured with Bonsall's usual cute friskiness, but this will come and go in a child's Christmas season as fleetingly as the chocolate bells.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1977
Publisher: Harper & Row