Mac Barnett – Jack, Santa and a Polar Bear in Snow
Making with Friends
A picture book author tip
As you listen to today’s show think about the friendship that feeds your creativity.
New York Times-bestselling author Mac Barnett talks about making things (like books) with his friends (like Greg Pizzoli and Shawn Harris) for kids. Today’s featured books are JACK AND SANTA by Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli and A POLAR BEAR IN SNOW by Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris.
Mac Barnett’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages and sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
JACK AND SANTA: This Jack Book is part of the early reader series about a mischievous rabbit, a cranky old lady, and a lovable dog. When Jack finds himself on the naughty list, he worries that Santa will bring him coal. But Jack wants presents—lots of them. Will Jack be able to prove to Santa that he’s not so bad after all?
A POLAR BEAR IN THE SNOW follows a magnificent polar bear through a fantastic world of snow and shockingly blue sea. Over the ice, through the water, past Arctic animals and even a human. Where is he going? What does he want?
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