If you think Christmas comes only once a year...think again!
For Noelle and her friends Holly, Carol, and Claus, the most wonderful day of the year is Un-Christmas. It's the only day of the year that they actually go to school. And the mail gets delivered. But the best thing about Un-Christmas Day is that they don't have to open any presents!
Mike Reiss and David Catr...more
For Noelle, there's one day a year that she looks forward to more than any other. No, it's not Christmas, but Un-Christmas!
For Noelle and her family, who live in Christmas City, Texmas, Un-Christmas is the one and only day when things are as close to normal as they can get. Noelle can go to school (since school is closed on Christmas), the mailman can finally deliver the mail (since the post office is closed on Christmas), and she can watch regular show...more
Noelle is so excited when un-Christmas Day rolls around and she takes advantage of the day in all it's glory. I liked giving Julia a look at what another child may wish...more
This story is great for an unconventional holiday laugh. =)
*Taken from my book reviews blog: http://reviewsatmse.blogspot.com/2011...
We discovered the collaboration between Mike Reiss and David Catrow with the story How Murray Saved Christmas and have been looking for more at our local library since then.
Side Note: we thought the little girl had a striking resemblance to our favorite little gal in Stand Tall Molly Lou Mellon.
For those familiar with the Accelerated Reader Program, this is a 3.7 level book.
It is a bit long, though, and at the end of the description of how wonderful un-Christmas is I no longer feel amused but more sad for Noelle.
But the nieces find it funny still, and that's what matters.
I would definitely use this in my classroom around Christmas times, and I think it would work for all ages.