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That's Good! That's Bad! on Santa's Journey (That's Good! That's Bad!)

2.85 of 5 stars 2.85  ·  rating details  ·  55 ratings  ·  12 reviews
On Christmas Eve, Santa sets off to deliver presents to a little boy. But between a snowstorm, an icy roof, and a dusty chimney, things don’t go as expected.

Get ready to laugh out loud as Mr. Claus trips on a cat, bumps his head on a table, and rips his pants. There’s never a dull moment for this accident-prone Santa. That’s bad. No, that’s good!
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 27th 2009 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (first published 2009)
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Amanda Hartley
I wasn't very captivated by this book. I do believe it would be a fun book to read around Christmas time.

Santa has a pretty eventful night after a blizzard causes him a delay. One good and bad thing after another happen to Santa as he tries to deliver presents to all the boys and girls. But the things you think are good aren't quite what they may seem, and sometimes the bad things turn out to be good. Kind of like in life. :)

Cute illustrations although Santa isn't as jolly or kindly looking as I would expect. He must be under a lot of stress with so many things going wrong in one night.
Santa's journey is full of surprises this year! On his way to deliver presents he encounters a snowstorm, slippery roofs, skinny chimneys, ripped pants and more...he is one accident-prone Santa! This was a cute book, but the "Oh, that's bad. No, that's good!" part interrupts the flow and doesn't make sense. The illustrations make it worth the read though-they are fantastic! EL-OPTIONAL. Whitney, Library-Teacher

Labels: EL, picture book, optional
Shanshad Whelan
It appears that this book wants to pattern itself after a zen tale where what first appears to be good luck is bad luck, and bad luck winds up being good luck depending on the circumstance. Problem is, this doesn't really work. The story makes no sense and despite the comical artwork fails to deliver.
Meh. For as much fun as the first one That's Good! That's Bad! is this one was just sub-par. Won't be using it in any stories or lessons this season.
It's a fun Christmas version of the reversal story (what seems to be good turns out to be bad and vice versa) but this one has some stretches in why something is good or bad. Still, it's a story that has Santa splitting his pants, so it has to be fun, right?
The artwork is fun which is the only reason I gave it 2 stars. The story is lame.

However, both my grandsons really liked it!
A fun read aloud book that kids can participate in. I loved the illustrations.
This is a incredibly fun story. It is my favorite new Christmas story.
The Good/Bad thing did not really work.
Christmas, sequel, repeated refrain
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Margery Cuyler is the author of many books for children, including From Here to There, The Little Dump Truck, and That’s Good! That’s Bad! The idea for That’s Good! That’s Bad! was inspired by a conversation with her son, Thomas, who asked, "Can't bad things change into good things?" Ms. Cuyler grew up in the oldest house in Princeton, NJ, and started writing stories as soon as she learned how to ...more
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