Monday, December 14, 2015

Bah! Humbug? by Lorna Balian

One of my favorite book authors and illustrators is Lorna Balian. Her books are always fun, a bit magical, and often have a surprise ending.

Bah! Humbug? has been reprinted in bright colors. My copy isn't nearly as nice as the new one. In this story, Margie's big brother, Arthur tells her there is no Santa Claus. He makes her help him build a Santa trap so they can catch him if he exists. The story is told in Margie's words and writing - with some things spelled incorrectly. Her teddy bear Herold is a fun part of the storytelling in the illustrations. Is there really a Santa Claus? Will they catch him in their trap?

The story is charming and so much of the story is told by looking at the pictures.

Do you have a favorite Christmas book?

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