Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Last Minute Shopping?

Grab these sweet and funny books for your favorite elf. Laughter is the best Christmas gift!

Stick Man, by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Schefler, Arthur Levine Books, ISBN 0545157617

You want original, funny, and touching? You've got it with Stick Man. How did we miss this last year? Too much eggnog, perhaps. Run, run, run to your nearest bookstore to buy this! Possibly one of the best Christmas stories EVER.

A Pirate's Night Before Christmas, by Philip Yates, illustrated by Sebastia Serra, Sterling Books, ISBN 1402742576

A pirate Santa with a peg leg, dreadlocks and a parrot? We're so there.

Olivia Helps With Christmas, by Ian Falconer, Atheneum Books, ISBN 1416907866

Poor little impatient porker! How horrible to have to wait for Santa! Will she be able to do it? Pair this older classic with....

Christmas with Rita and Whatsit, by Jean-Philippe Arroug-Vignod, illustrated by Olivier Tallec, Chronicle Books, ISBN 0811866815

If only our wishlists were as creative as Whatsit's, whose list includes a police dog uniform, a chewy ball, and a treadmill. Simple, whimsical line-drawings and fiesty characters make us want to read more. Please sign us up for the Rita and Whatsit fan club!


Percy Bisque Silley said...

In all liklihood I shall read each of these.

Know that what the world calls Silly it later calls Wise. For example, Christopher Columbus' father is well-known for having advised him,

"Silly Lad! The earth, round! Round as your head like as not!"

Also, Einstein's mom: "Yeah, right - light 'travels.' Okie-dokie then..."

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