Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Christmas Needs Saving!

This is one of my favourite books to read during the holidays, but it can be read any time of the year for a good laugh. How Murray Saved Christmas by Mike Reiss tells the tale how, on Christmas Eve, poor Santa gets knocked out cold by an errant jack-in-the-boxer. It is up to the local North Pole deli owner Murray Kleiner to save Christmas and deliver the presents on Christmas Eve. Join Murray as he travels the world to each children's house to show each child that there really is a Santa Claus, and give them a little nosh to help sleep through the night.

You'll love Mike Reiss' take on the traditional Christmas story. Illustrated by David Catrow, the book comes alive with images of the rotund Murray filling the Santa suit and the quirkiness of Santa's elves. Find this book at your local library, sit down with a nice pastrami sandwich and coleslaw, and enjoy!

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