Ebaaaneezer Scrooge was a tight-fisted, unfeeling old sheep. After a warning from his old stall mate Jacob Marley's Goat, will a visit by the Ghosts of Chickens Past, Present, and Yet-To-Hatch convince him to change his ways?
Ebaaanezer Scrooge is a surly old sheep who makes everyone on the farm miserable with his irascible demeanor and cold selfishness. When he's visited by three Chicken-Spirits, Ebaanezer is forced to consider the error of his ways.
A Christmas Corral is a clever retelling of an old classic. It livens up the original story with a generous serving of wit and humor:
And if anyone even tried to wish [Ebaaanezer] a Merry Christmas, he'd frown, grit his teeth, and yell, "Baaah Humbug!!!"
The illustrations bring additional charm to this amusing book. The snow-covered corral and its animal residents are depicted in soft watercolors, embellished with pops of red and green on wreaths and Christmas trees. Ebaaanezer dons a purple top hat and monocle, his figure depicted with woolly curlicues. Further festivity is enjoyed in the form of ducks dressed in flannel shirts, chicks sporting Santa hats, and cows wearing wreaths.
A Christmas Corral offers an adorable ending that puts a slight spin on the classic tale. It's good for a laugh and begs to be read fireside on Christmas Eve.
I really enjoyed reading A Christmas Corral. The beautiful illustrations bring the emotions of the story to life. Plus the quirky touches and subtle humour will make parents and kids laugh along, although probably for different reasons. Great way to share a classic with the kids.