Monday, December 11, 2006

Merry Un-Christmas

Merry Un-Christmas
Written by Mike Reiss
Illustrated by David Catrow
HarperCollins Publisher

ISBN 9780060591267
A new bike, a computer, roller skates and a pony! What could be more exciting for Christmas? When you've just celebrated Christmas 364 days in a row, how about NOT getting a pony? The latest holiday book by author Mike Reiss and illustrator David Catrow, explores Christmas City in the state of Texmas where Un-Christmas comes but once a year. And what a treat that is! Un-decorating the tree! Taking down the lights! NOT shopping!

Reiss mines all the possible angles of this scenario and provides some fine laughs
along the way. Can you guess what chubby man with a sack comes to visit on Un-Christmas.? (We can't tell and spoil the surprise!) Catrow, whose trademark illustration style is fun and funky as always. Ho! Ho! Ho! Fun! Fun! Fun!

2 comments:

MotherReader said...

I just got this at my library yesterday. Very funny. Love it.

Three Silly Chicks said...

This pair is on quite a roll! HOW MURRAY SAVED CHRISTMAS is even funnier!