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Guess Who's Coming to Santa's for Dinner?

by Tomie DePaola

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This was the second book that I read. I could see similarities in the illustrations in terms of style. However, something that was very different in this book was the dialogue that the pictures carried. In the previous book I read, you could still get the story even without the pictures. With this book, that is not the case. The text only gives you the bare minimum of the plot; the pictures fill in the gaps and help the reader truly understand what is going on. A lot of the illustrations had speech bubbles from the different characters, explaining more of the story. I found this to be an interesting stylistic choice, and I think it could be very helpful for children who do not like reading as much. It felt almost like a cartoon, but still had some text. I think it would be a great tool to introduce students to reading books and then continue implementing books with more and more text until students are more comfortable reading.
Santa decides to invite his entire family to the North Pole for the holiday season. Ms. Claus is skeptical, not sure if they should invite EVERYONE. But Santa insists, and the entire family shows up. Chaos ensues, but the family finally gets to spend Christmas together again, and the Clauses have a great Christmas. ( )
  mkstorey | Mar 8, 2017 |
Guess Who’s Coming to Santa’s for Dinner is the story of Santa’s crazy family coming to his house for Christmas. Even though the house is crazy, everyone has a wonderful time. This is a good book to teach about making the best out of a bad situation. ( )
  mwinningkoff | Mar 25, 2016 |
This is a funny, twisted tale about Santa's family who comes for Christmas dinner at the north pole. Probably best for younger classes who still get a kick out of the Christmas season. Overall a funny, humerous book that keeps ya laughing at all the crazy, mishaps and events that take place. ( )
  kperk12 | Oct 18, 2009 |
A houseful of relatives turns "Mrs. C." and Santa's Christmas into a string of surprises, from the arrival of a pet polar bear to Cousin James B.'s flaming plum pudding.
  Cottonwood.School | Nov 12, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399242716, Hardcover)

This year, Santa and Mrs. Claus are having their entire family over for Christmas dinner. There's Uncle Alfred the inventor from Bermuda; Sister Olga the opera singer; eight young children, including Baby Willie; even a polar bear named Oscar. With a family like this, mayhem is bound to follow, and from a snowball fight to the Christmas pageant to the meal itself, it's a wild affair. But in the spirit of the season, everyone has a wonderful time--even the frazzled hosts!
With its brightly colored illustrations, a playful speech-bubble narrative, and a story bursting with humor and seasonal cheer, Guess Who's Coming to Santa's for Dinner is sure to be a holiday favorite for the whole family

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A houseful of relatives turns "Mrs. C." and Santa's Christmas into a string of surprises, from the arrival of a pet polar bear to Cousin James B.'s flaming plum pudding.

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