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Walt Disney's Santa's Toy Shop (1950)

by Al Dempster

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I remember reading this when I was a kid - or at least the illustrations are very familiar to me. The story is fairly simple - it describes Santa's workshop at the North Pole, all the different departments: dolls, games, trains, etc. The illustrations show the elves cavorting merrily with the toys while Santa laments that he doesn't have any time to enjoy the toys. The book continues with Santa making his Christmas deliveries and then stopping at his final delivery and taking time to enjoy and play with the toys he's left.

It's a moderately cute story, but what really makes it enjoyable to me are the nostalgic-feeling illustrations. The book says it was illustrated by the "Walt Disney Studio" and it does look very typical of Disney. I wonder if it was ever made into an animated movie or something? It'd be perfect for a cute Christmas special. ( )
  allawishus | Jan 31, 2011 |
Much of my knowledge of the Santa Clause side of Christmas come from this book. Coming across this 1982 reprint of this 1950 classic was a real joy. This will be book to pass down to the next generation.
  MarthaL | Jun 1, 2010 |
When children read Santa's Toy Shop they will read the story of Santa Claus and his schedule on Christmas Eve.
  mercedesromero | Feb 21, 2009 |
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Way up north in the land of ice and snow stands a cozy little house.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307020703, Hardcover)

Jumping jacks! In this story adapted from a 1932 Disney animated short, Santa Claus is too busy to play with all the toys he delivers–until Mrs. Claus gives him a great idea. Visit the busiest toy shop in the world and relive an old-fashioned Christmas, with vintage illustrations of classic children’s toys and the jolliest Santa ever!

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Santa Claus is busy all year round preparing for Christmas.

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