Inspired by a 1932 Walt Disney Silly Symphony animated short, the Santa's Toy Shop Little Golden Book was originally published in 1950. In this delightful story, Santa wants time to play with all the wonderful toys he and the elves have made, but he's just too busyuntil Mrs. Claus gives him an idea! Disney animator Al Dempster and the Walt Disney Studio artists created a holiday classic we are proud to reissue as a Little Golden Bookfor the first time in over 20 years. Great for kids 2 to 5 and collectors of all ages!
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I remember reading this when I was a kid - or at least the illustrations are very familiar to me. The story is fairly simple - it describes Santa's workshop at the North Pole, all the different departments: dolls, games, trains, etc. The illustrations show the elves cavorting merrily with the toys while Santa laments that he doesn't have any time to enjoy the toys. The book continues with Santa making his Christmas deliveries and then stopping at his final delivery and taking time to enjoy and play with the toys he's left. It's a moderately cute story, but what really makes it enjoyable to me are the nostalgic-feeling illustrations. The book says it was illustrated by the "Walt Disney Studio" and it does look very typical of Disney. I wonder if it was ever made into an animated movie or something? It'd be perfect for a cute Christmas special.