© 2023 FriesenPress, Inc. All rights reserved.

The Spunky Caboodle and the Christmas Fadoodle cover

1. eBook Edition
  • EPUB format
  • PDF format
2. Paperback Edition
  • Standard Color
  • 40 pages
  • 8.5 x 8.5 inches
3. Hardcover Edition
  • Standard Color
  • 40 pages
  • 8.5 x 8.5 inches
Target Audience:
  • Early Childhood (under 7 yrs old)

Christmas story, Santa, humour, Fantasy adventure, North Pole, good dragons, rhyme

The Spunky Caboodle and the Christmas Fadoodle
by Shelley O'Brien

What is going on in Santa's workshop? Droopy swords, shrinking giants, and... farting ninjas?!?

A standard mission for the Spunky Caboodle and their trusty dragons… Or is it?

Join these extraordinary heroes,

Humphrey Nudge, Barnaby Potts, Quinsy Wick, and Morley Patch on a riptalesnorter adventure to the North Pole as they use their powers to solve a crisis, catch the culprits and save Christmas!

Shelley O'Brien photo


Shelley O’Brien is an educator in southeastern Manitoba, whose love for all things fantasy-adventure led her to write her first children’s story. Her quirky verse is reminiscent of a meeting between Cindy Lou Who and Bilbo Baggins.

A self-described tree-huggin’, critter-lovin’, nature-groovin’ granola girl, the author lives in a field in the middle of nowhere with her husband, son, dragons, leprechauns, and pillywiggins.


Neil Klassen is a visual art educator and illustrator. He may look like a grown-up, but he never really got there. In secret, he is a knight, a monster slayer, and a dreamer. The illustrator is inspired by folklore, mythology, and legends, and also by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Brian Froud.

This is the first collaboration for Shelley and Neil.


Shelley O'Brien
Neil Klassen

What People are Saying

eBook $2.99 eBook $4.99 Paperback $6.99 Paperback $9.49 Hardcover $15.99 Hardcover $21.99
FriesenPress Editions

Support our self-published authors and buy directly from FriesenPress. All Prices shown are in US Canadian Dollars.

Other eBook Editions

This book is also available in eBook format from these sites.

Learn how you can self-publish your own book with FriesenPress.

Download Publishing Guide