Picture Book Puzzler: Secret Santa

December 20th, 2010 by Eliza Eliza

I love seeing all the interpretations of the Santa figure from culture to culture and from artist to artist.  Here are some of my favorite Santas from picture books. Can you guess which artist is behind each one?











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6 Responses to “Picture Book Puzzler: Secret Santa”

  1. Andrea says:

    LOVE the John Muth Magic of Christmas book(#1); of course #3 is Eric Carle, #4 Robert Sabuda, #8 Chris Van ALlsburg, #10 William Joyce. Looking forward to finding out the others so I can add them to my collection.

  2. Mary Beth says:

    I think #5 is Brian Selznick, and I think 6 is Tomie DePaola, I agree with Andrea’s guesses, too.

  3. Janna says:

    7 is J.R.R. Tolkien and I think 6 is Tomie DePaola.

  4. Leslie says:

    This is fun! I’ll add a few to Andrea’s list…
    #2 = Marla Frazee (one of my favorite illustrators ever, especially _The Seven Silly Eaters_)
    #6 = Tomie de Paola
    #9 = Jan Brett

  5. Mary Beth says:

    1. John Muth; 2. H.A. Rey ?? Oh, right, Marla Frazee (I also love her!!) 3. Eric Carle 4. Robert Sabuda 5. I don’t know 6. Tomie de Paola 7. Hmmmmmmm 8. Chris van Allsburg 9. Jan Brett 10. William Joyce

  6. Eliza says:

    Great job everyone! Here are the answers:
    1. John Muth (Christmas Magic)
    2. Marla Frazee (Santa Claus, The World’s Number One Toy Expert)
    3. Eric Carle (Dream Snow)
    4. Robert Sabuda (The Night Before Christmas)
    5. Charles Santore (The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus)
    6. Tomie dePaola (Four Friends at Christmas)
    7. J.R.R. Tolkien (Letters from Father Christmas)
    8. Chris Van Allsburg (The Polar Express)
    9. Jan Brett (The Night Before Christmas0
    10. William Joyce (Santa Calls)

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