Pink Santa is a clever, warm-hearted,
cheeky, laugh-out-loud play on the traditionally known and loved Night
Before Christmas. It’s also about embracing change and being yourself.
Santa’s classic red and white furry suit is mistakenly popped into a hot wash
cycle and ends up pink, what are the elves, reindeer and indeed good old Santa
himself, to do?
The answer lies in creating a pink Christmas which is inclusive of everyone –
and is a hoot, to boot!
play, interaction between the actual text and speech boxes from delightful
characters on the page, Rudolph sporting a shiny pink nose and a kid looking
out his window saying ‘You slay, Santa!’ are just some of the many joys to beho-
ho- hold in this picture book.
will love the naughty, irreverent interludes and the familiarity of old friends
in tricky situations.
With a gorgeous Christmas-sy moral – that we can take mistakes and turn them
upside down, becoming new and inclusive in the process – and a call to action
to be your very own self, this book is a fun, playful and fresh Christmas
Title: Pink Santa
Author: Tanya Hennessy
Illustrator: Ben Whitehouse
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $19.99
Publication Date: 29 August 2023
For ages: 4 – 8
Type: Picture Book