Sad Santa Story Time

Written and illustrated by Tad Carpenter, Sad Santa is the whimsical story about what happens when all the toys have been made, the presents handed out, the cookies eaten and Santa is left with the post-holiday blues. Join us at Reading Reptile for a special story-time read by Tad himself, accompanied by cookie decorating and Sad Santa mask coloring for the kiddos (most appropriate for ages 3 and up) and beverages for the adults to toast the holiday season.

Reading Reptile will have copies of Sad Santa for purchase and Tad will have plenty of extra goodies up his sleeve, including bookmarks, greeting cards and postcards to Santa! For more info about Tad’s new book, visit

This event is free! Please RSVP by calling Reading Reptile at 816-753-0441.

Reading Reptile
328 West 63 St.
Kansas City, MO 64113
(816) 753-0441

Friday, December 7, 2012
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Questions? Contact

Tad Carpenter is an illustrator, designer and teacher living in sunny, snowy and forever changing Kansas City, Missouri.

Tad has illustrated and designed several children's books as well as spot illustrations and national campaigns in the current marketplace. He has been featured in Communication Arts, Print, How, Graphis, Grain Edit, Drawn!, Grain Edit, Illustration Mundo and dozens of publications featuring design and illustration. Tad also teaches graphic design and illustration at the University of Kansas. Rock, Chalk.

Carpenter and good friend Dan Padavic joined forces in 2006 to create the screen printing studio Vahalla Studios. Valhalla specializes in gig posters, invites, and other silkscreen goods. Vahalla Studios has done work for Myspace, Rayban, Polo, John Mayer, The Shins, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Dashboard Confessional and Neil Young to name a few.

When & Where
Tue, Nov 30, -0001