At Christmastime all over Australia - from the bush to the 'burbs - Santa arrives on the back of the fire truck! This boisterous picture book celebrates a much-loved Aussie tradition.
A Christmas tradition, all round this land,
from the city to the country, from the bush to the sand,
in a shiny red truck instead of a sleigh,
Santa sets out on his jolly old way.
But this fire truck has seen better days. It creaks and rattles and groans as Santa makes his rounds.
It will take a miracle to get through Christmas Eve...
With beautiful illustrations by Nathaniel Eckstrom, this is an energetic and delightful celebration of a wonderful Aussie tradition.
Nic McPickle is a fun-loving children's author based in Melbourne. Nic is hometown-famous on the relish and preserves circuit and is looking forward to bursting into bookstores unannounced this summer. One day, Nic hopes to meet the real Santa Claus.
Nathaniel Eckstrom is a CBCA-shortlisted illustrator based in Sydney. His playful and dreamlike illustrations are as warm and energetic as your favourite local Santa.
Albert Street Books
3 - 6
Children's, Teenage & educational