Monday, December 3, 2012

Win a signed copy of ROCK STAR SANTA!

The children of the world are blissfully counting down the days until Santa comes. So, for a minute let’s pretend you are one of those kids….

You’re snuggled in your bed, tossing and turning. You squeeze your eyes tight, hoping that counts for what your parent’s call sleep, but you’re ears are tuned for any strange sound that might indicate Santa is here.

You anticipate the morning. The toys you asked for will sit beneath the tree, along with some special secret surprises, when suddenly you think you hear a deep bass rhythm. You sit up in the dark, scan your room and a guitar riff is added to the beat.

You spring from your bed, open your bedroom door and the music grows louder. As you tiptoe downstairs, squinting in the bright light of the living room you see a rockin’ reindeer band set up in front of your tree. 

One jingles her bells. Another hits her paw with her tambourine. Yet a third, keeps the beat with his drums. Two guitar players compete with their tremblin’ base and screaming lead guitar, while another spins on his head in a wild dance. A keyboard player pounds the keys while the last reindeer croons into the mike. And standing in the spotlight, dancing to the beat, with a microphone in his hand is Santa, but not the jolly old Santa you expect. This Christmas dude is cool—sunglasses, a red silk scarf and a long ponytail. This Santa is a Rock Star.

So what would you do if you were a child and you woke in the middle of the night to find Rock Star Santa singing in your living room?

Give me your scenario. The best answer will win a signed copy of ROCK STAR SANTA in time to be shared with a special child or children on Christmas Eve. 

ROCK STAR SANTA can be purchased from Scholastic Book Clubs See Saw December flyer.

or the Lucky November flyer.

So check the form sent home with children from their elementary classroom and have a ‘rockin’ Christmas.’


  1. I'd ask if I could sing with him and then we'd dance around the Christmas tree singing, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree. Afterwards we'd eat all the Christmas cookies my Mom baked.

  2. I would quietly sneak out the back door and up to the roof. The sleigh is bigger than I had imagined and completely unattended. I find the key under the visor (you know those rock star types aren't very careful). I am slightly concerned about the flying reindeer busy downstairs jamming until I notice the "Rudolph power" button. My head flies back with the force of takeoff, and wind dries out my smiling mouth.

  3. Caszia:

    Thanks for entering your idea.

    Eat all the cookies, huh? What would Mom say the next morning when they are all gone? HA! :)

  4. Laurie:

    So glad you stopped by to participate. I love the "Rudolph" power button. Cool idea.

    Good luck! :)

  5. Gayle,
    Did you get my entry?

  6. No, Mona. Please resend, If I got your comment, I should be able to get your entry. :)

  7. I don't know if I can improvise here...let's see.
    My bed was a rockin'
    or was it a dream
    because I had asked for a bass?

    I snuck down the stairs
    and what a surprise
    to see that familiar face.

    He said I could join him
    and all the reindeer
    so I grabbed a bell close at hand

    We jammed all together
    I felt pretty proud
    that He let me play in his band.

    Then all of a sudden,
    he said, "I must go."
    but first let's relax with a snack."

    I couldn't believe it
    when he winked at me
    and said, "When I'm done, I'll be back!"

    something like that, Gayle! Thanks for the chance to win your book.

  8. Clever, Mona.

    You even wrote it in rhyme. :)

    Good luck.


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