A Chick 'n' Pug Christmas (Chick 'n' Pug #3)

by Jennifer Sattler (Author)

A Chick 'n' Pug Christmas (Chick 'n' Pug #3)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Chick 'n' Pug
Pug is ready for the holidays in his extra cute-and extra itchy-Santa suit. Chick wants one just like it . . . until Pug explains how Santa delivers presents to kids everywhere all in one night, and Chick can't believe his ears. Clearly, Santa Claus is a superhero! And Chick wants to be his fearless sidekick. Spreading holiday cheer is no easy feat, but Chick is ready and willing, even if Pug, of course, would rather nap. 

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Publishers Weekly

It's Christmas, and Pug, in his third picture book with his energetic avian friend Chick, has been forced into a warm red-and-white suit. "I'm supposed to look like Santa Claus," he explains to Chick. "He brings presents and spreads joy to everyone at Christmas. And... he has a large tummy." Thrilled with the prospect of spreading holiday joy, Chick appoints himself elf to Pug's Santa. The two find unsuspecting targets in need of cheering up--whether they want it or not--including "the Dude," the slobbery dog from their second book, and an "ordinary citizen" squirrel grumpily stockpiling nuts. Once again, the odd couple dynamic between these two friends drives the story, and Sattler's feathery acrylic illustrations comically exploit the gulf between Chick's permanently energetic state and Pug's more laconic nature. Ages 3-6. Agent: Anna Olswanger, Liza Dawson Associates. (Sept.)

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1—Dressed as Santa, Pug the dog explains to his friend Chick what Santa does. Chick dresses as an elf and the two friends try to spread a little Christmas joy, whether the receivers like it or not. After some successful and not-so-successful attempts, they accidentally and unknowingly bring holiday cheer to three children on Christmas Eve. The third in a series about this lovable duo, this is a simple, silly story with humorous full-color cartoon illustrations and a nice little surprise at the end. A good comforting read-aloud for small groups, one-on-one, and bedtime.—Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library

Copyright 2014 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

"Illustrations in acrylics and colored pencil are amusing in their portrayal of Chick's antics, especially his comical expressions." —Kirkus Reviews

"Once again, the odd couple dynamic between these two friends drives the story, and Sattler's feathery acrylic illustrations comically exploit the gulf between Chick's permanently energetic state and Pug's more laconic nature." —Publishers Weekly

"The third in a series about this lovable duo, this is a simple, silly story with humorous full-color cartoon illustrations and a nice little surprise at the end. A good comforting read-aloud for small groups, one-on-one, and bedtime." —School Library Journal

"Preschool fans of dogs, chickens, superheroes, and humor will all find something to like here, as will librarians looking for something to freshen up storytimes. Delightful." —School Library Journal on Chick 'n' Pug

"This story about friendship will resonate with children who find their heroes in unlikely places." —Publishers Weekly on Chick 'n' Pug

"An utterly engaging picture-book experience—eye-catching, thought-provoking and just plain fun." —Kirkus Reviews on Pig Kahuna

Jennifer Sattler

Jennifer Sattler is the creator of Pig Kahuna as well as Chick 'n' Pug, Chick 'n' Pug Meet the Dude, and Sylvie. She lives in upstate New York with her family.

www.jennifergordonsattler.com

Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781599906027
Lexile Measure
520L
Guided Reading Level
L
Publication date
September 20, 2014
Series
Chick 'n' Pug

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