Based on the strong response from carvers around the world, Al Streeman has drawn together a new book of Santa Claus patterns. 35 new patterns are presented along with helpful tips from Al's many years of carving experience. This book is written more for the carver who has some level of experience, but just needs some basic line drawings/patterns to get started. There are also general tips and recommendations as to wood selection, paint colors, and tools. Some of the patterns appear in their final, carved and painted form. so the reader will have 3-D references. The patterns are printed full-size. This is a valuable resource for carvers and a welcome addition to their library.