32pp., pbk., RRP $A13.99
When Shelly the shark buys herself a Christmas hat and puts a sign on her door welcoming all the other marine creatures to Santa’s grotto, they all leave quickly surmising it is a trick for Shelly to have an easy Christmas dinner. But Sid the squid is curious and very excited because he has never met Santa Claus or even had Christmas and so he ventures in.
What happens next is an hilarious adventure told in rhyme by the creators of Mince Spies that will delight young readers and show them that Christmas is a time for everyone. The rhyme and rhythm carry the story along so even though Shelly might look a little scary on the cover, young listeners will be drawn in and delight in the illustrations that offer so much. One to be shared again and again.