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The Amazing Christmas Extravaganza ( Scholastic Bookshelf Holiday Series)
     

The Amazing Christmas Extravaganza ( Scholastic Bookshelf Holiday Series)

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by David Shannon
 

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Category: Holiday This year, the Merriweather family is really going to celebrate Christmas.Instead of simply trimming their tree and hanging a holly on the door

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Let the Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's experience--laugh with them, learn with them, read with them! Twelve classic, best-selling titles are available now.

Category: Holiday This year, the Merriweather family is really going to celebrate Christmas.Instead of simply trimming their tree and hanging a holly on the door, the Merriweathers decide to decorate their whole house. And decorate they do, with colored lights, candy canes, giant snowmen, and a fifty-foot Santa...and soon the family's Christmas extravaganza is the talk of the town!
Award-winning artist David Shannon presents a visual holiday feast-and reminds us that the real joys of Christmas are the people we love.

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Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
This book provides a vision of holiday observance gone wild. When Mr. Merriweather places a small string of lights around his front door to celebrate the season, his neighbor Mr. Clack mocks the paltry show of lights, for he's "got seventeen strings of lights and they blink on and off!" Merriweather takes this as a direct challenge, and before long his lawn is planted with overgrown candy canes, gigantic snowmen and a monstrous Santa. There are countless elves, lights, and toy soldiers perched atop his bushes and roof. His neighbors, infuriated by the lights and tourists, gather a Christmas vigilante crew armed with croquet mallets and golf clubs to "slash, bash and trash" everything in sight. In the light of day, his ashamed neighbors apologize and attempt to make amends, but Merriweather, no longer blinded by the holiday lights, has found something he lost while decking his halls--the joy of being with his family and the anticipation of Easter's arrival.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439683470
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Series:
Scholastic Bookshelf Holiday Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
2.24(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:
October 5, 1960
Place of Birth:
Washington, D. C. (Raised in Spokane, Washington)
Education:
B.A., Art Center College of Design

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The Amazing Christmas Extravaganza 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Overall, this is a very nice christmas picture book. The story may be a little long for the YOUNGEST family members, but the pictures and story itself are enjoyable and fun.