Santa’s littlest helper gets lost and must find his way back to Santa’s sleigh in time to save Christmas in this delightful holiday picture book.
Every Christmas, Santa Mouse becomes Santa’s little helper. This year, when Santa’s ready to take off in his sleigh, Santa Mouse scurries onto his shoulder—only to fall off into the deep, dark snowy ground below. How will he ever find Santa and help him deliver presents to the children?
The idea for writing the Santa Mouse stories came to Michael Brown while holding piece of children’s pajama fabric featuring a tiny Christmas mouse. He went to work creating the character that was to become Santa’s little helper. In addition to writing stories about Santa Mouse, Michael Brown performed his own songs in cabaret and was a composer/lyricist and producer/director in the theater.
When introduced to her art, Michael Brown immediately knew that Elfrieda De Witt would be the perfect choice of collaborator for his Santa Mouse stories. Her style perfectly captured the spirit of Christmas. Known affectionately as “Freddie” by friends and family, Elfrieda spent much of her career illustrating for greeting card companies. Brown and De Witt continued their friendship for many years after the publication of the Santa Mouse books.