Author(s): Jonathan Emmett
The complete story and original illustrations of Jonathan Emmett and Poly Bernatene's picture book, THE SANTA TRAP, have been specially re-designed into a smaller early reader format. Created with expert advice from a literacy consultant, this new version offers children a natural next step on from picture books to support them as they grow in reading confidence. Bradley Bartleby is very bad -- and Santa Claus knows it! So when Bradley empties his stocking on Christmas Day to find nothing but a pair of socks, he hatches a devious plan. With dynamite, trapdoors and a tiger, Santa doesn't stand a chance. Does he? 'This is a great series which, by using well-loved stories, will encourage children to become enthusiastic, independent readers.' -- Dr Fiona Maine, Lecturer in Literacy Education, University of Cambridge
Jonathan Emmett was an architect before turing his hand to writing. Since then he has written many books for children -- and won awards for them too. This story was inspired by the real Santa traps that Jonathan built as a boy. Poly Bernatene has illustrated over sixty books for children in many countries all over the world. When he isn't busy illustrating, Poly works as a professor at the school in Argentina where he trained as an illustrator. He lives with his wife and two children, and has never tried to trap Santa.