Saturday 22 December 2007

The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story by Lemony Snicket. Illustrated by Lisa Brown

latkescream.jpgPublished by McSweeney's
Distributed by Publisher's Group Canada

A unique tale set in a small cottage, within a tiny village - the only cottage not adorned with the bright and cheery Christmas lights and decorations that could be easily seen on every other home. A piercing cry shatters the stillness of the night and so begins a wild adventure. A runaway latke has a number of encounters during which he explains not only his own existence but also the traditions and history of the holiday known as Hanukah.

Just a glance at this cover will show what a treasured book this is destined to be. With its hard cover in a rich, deep red which is foil-stamped, it seems almost too pretty to read. Maybe it's just the book-lover in me but I just adore some of the covers out there as much as I love the contents within. When you open this book the illustrations inside are just as delightful albeit more of a simplistic style. It was a fun - and strange - little book. I would even say whimsical, A great resource for teaching all children, from any background, the basics about Hanukah.

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Jeane said...

I've missed reading your blog in a while. I tagged you for a reading meme come and play.

Charlene Martel said...

Thanks Jeane. I will take a peek in a little bit once I grab a tea to start my day.

I hope you had a great new year. I will be adding some reviews this weekend. Did plenty of reading but haven't had the time to sit down and blog about them yet. Crazy christmas holidays and then news about an upcoming move. The good news is.. it inspires me to get as many of the books reviewed as possible before (and during) the move.

Lots of great books were out in the fall 2007 season and spring 2008 looks just as fabulous.