Tuesday, December 12, 2006

On the Third Day of Christmas . . .

I present one of my favorite Christmas picture books, The Amazing Christmas Extravaganza by David Shannon. Many of you are familiar with David Shannon's child-like illustrations, but your in for a treat with the gorgeous illustrations in this book.
Mr. Merriweather begins his holidays season with his usual strand of lights and wreath on the door, but after being goaded by a neighbor he becomes determined to put together an amazing Christmas Extravaganza. It gathers so much attention that is makes the neighbors anger and Mr. Merriweather is so caught up in decorating that he doesn't have time left for his family.

The books manages to be a good reminder to us all without getting too sentimental. It also ends on a humorous note that kids will enjoy.

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