"The holiday-spirit-colored illustrations in this book will bring cheer to its readers. This book will make an excellent Christmas gift."--Review of Texas Books"It's a new twist to an old tale. Sure to bring smiles to children of those in the medical field."--Southern Scribe"With its perky, full-color illustrations by James Rice and a breezy takeoff on the original, this is an entertaining tidbit to place beneath the tree."--Sanford (N.C.) HeraldFor the head nurse at Angel Hope General Hospital, Christmas Eve is anything but merry, what with too many patients, too little help, and a busy ER to boot. But when the North Pole Rescue Team arrives, it becomes clear that "we'll have holiday cheer around this ward stat!"It's Saint Emergency Nick to the rescue! He's brought eight helpful elves (all certified RNs), an ambulance-load of presents, and well-deserved raises for the hospital staff in this tribute to the dedicated and hardworking men and women who take care of us all-even on Christmas Eve. David Davis's flair for storytelling is apparent in this festive read. His picture books Ten Redneck Babies: A Southern Counting Book and Jazz Cats were named to the Children's Choice Top 100 List. A finalist for the Texas Golden Spur Award, Jazz Cats was also selected for the Accelerated Reader Program. His other Pelican titles include Texas Aesop's Fables, Texas Mother Goose, Texas Zeke and the Longhorn, Rock 'n' Roll Dogs, A Southern Child's Garden of Verses, and several books in The Night Before Christmas Series. Davis lives in Fort Worth, Texas.Widely acclaimed as the South's leading illustrator of juvenile books, James Rice (1934-2004) is the illustrator and/or author of more than sixty titles, with nearly two million copies in print. (back flap)New James Rice Title ListDavis, David is the author of 'Nurse's Night Before Christmas' with ISBN 9781589801523 and ISBN 1589801520.