ABOUT THE BOOK
Written by Dawn McMillan
Illustrated by Ross Kinnaird
Ages 6+ | 32 Pages
Publisher: Dover Publications | ISBN-13: 978-0486850696
Publisher’s Book Summary: This delightful rhyming story follows our inventive young hero as he dreams about dressing up his plain backside in something festive “with layers and layers of green, with baubles that glow, bows in a row, and a star where it’s easily seen!” Will he get his wish? Kids will find out as they giggle all the way through this sweet holiday story.
Everyone’s favorite hero from I Need a New Butt!, I Broke My Butt!, and My Butt Is SO Noisy! has a new issue to deal with over the holidays. His basic red pants aren’t doing the job. How can he make his butt more Christmassy? He thinks of adding some holly to his pants, but that would make sitting a bit prickly. What about hanging stockings back there? Nope, his cousins might laugh at him. Santa undies that no one else can see? Maybe even angels, jingle bells, and snowflakes? Each spread shows a different wacky ensemble with garland, lights, and every other Yuletide ornament conceivable. But once he stops and thinks about it, he decides that Christmas is “about love and family and … not all about me.” Illustrations, besides highlighting all his fashion ideas, also show grandparents bearing gifts, parents busy in the kitchen, cousins being mischievous, and his sister in a Christmas sweater. All the hustle and bustle of a family gathering is captured in hilarious detail along with our protagonist’s search for the perfect Christmas look. Funny, good for holiday read-aloud laughs, and with a reminder that Christmas is not all about fashion and being the center of attention.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dawn McMillan writes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and storybooks for children. She is also the author of the hilarious best-selling I Need a NEW BUTT! series, as well as the adorable Doctor Grundy’s Undies, Seagull Sid and the Naughty Things His Seagulls Did!, and many more wonderful children’s books. She lives in Waiomu, New Zealand.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Ross Kinnaird‘s collaborations with Dawn McMillan include the popular I Need a NEW BUTT! series, as well as Doctor Grundy’s Undies and Seagull Sid and the Naughty Things His Seagulls Did! Ross also has illustrated such children’s books as 50 Body Questions and created the animated poem “Smaller,” winner of the People’s Choice Award at the World Parkinson Congress. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.