Cover art and illustrations by Bradleigh de Jong & Nick Langel
You’ve probably heard countless stories about Santa and his toy factory, right? Have you heard there’s actually another workshop at the North Pole? Did you know there is such a thing as flying dachshunds? Read on to hear about all the wacky adventures that took place this past Christmas at The North Pole Dog Division. You can’t help but laugh at clumsy elves and the goofy situations in which they find themselves. The silly and heart-warming antics of Fritzi, Elli, and the rest of the dachshund Pack, will make you grin as you also learn the value of friendship, teamwork, and life’s little unexpected treasures.
"Pirone provides a first glimpse into a world previously unknown to those outside of the North Pole. The North Pole Dog Divisionhas the honor of manufacturing toys and treats for all the good doggies of the world. Tobi, a dachshund, and one of Santa’s helpers, tells the story about the year the Dog Division saved Christmas, changing the life of one special dog forever."
—Lisa, high school teacher-librarian
"The North Pole Dog Division made my children roll with laughter. A genuinely funny and sweet book for young ones and adults alike."
—Jennifer, mother and teacher
"As a true nose-to-toes dog lover, I fell in love with this book from the first sentence and smiled all the way through!"
—Jessica, dog/pet care professional
"I thought the book was interesting and funny because one of the elves dropped bubble bath and made a mess!"
—Keith, 5th grader
"I liked the joke that Comet made about the yellow snow cones. I also like the steak pillow and would love it if the pillow had a real steak in it!"
—Kaleb, 2nd grader
"This is so funny…please don’t stop reading, Mommy! I love this book!"