Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la la. How wonderful the old carol sounds. A vision of warm family gatherings peacefully celebrating the holiday season comes to mind. But wait, this doesn’t sound like a peaceful family get-together. What is happening here? Deck the walls with mashed potatoes! Fa la la la la la la la la. Make a snowman with tomatoes. Fa la la la la la la la la. Author Erin Dealey has taken the old holiday classic and turned it on its head. In her riotous, raucous rendition of a family meal gone hilariously awry, you’ll find food hockey, vegetable sculptures, crashing dishes, and grown-ups wondering what has gone wrong. From “Feed the dog our peas and carrots” to “Food tastes better when you wear it,” readers young and old will never forget this new take on an old holiday carol!
|Publisher:||Sleeping Bear Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 8 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Christmas is upon us! Fa la la la la la la la la! In this delightfully mischievous skewed version of Deck the Halls, children have a blast getting ready for the holidays. Messes abound, but there is also lots and lots of love to share. Deck the Walls opens with a group of children ‘helping’ mom prepare the turkey dinner. Alas, they’ve decided to “Deck the walls with mashed potatoes! Fa la la la la la la la la” Poor mom looks a little flabbergasted, but the family dog sure looks happy. The story continues with the children having fun with olives, making a meal of grandma’s delicious cookies, and wondering why Uncle Harvey, and all their aunts and uncles “bore us.” The answer, according to the kids, is quite funny. This is an absolutely adorable book that will put a smile on every child’s face, as well as the adult who just might be reading the story. The children are playful, the adults are all smiling, and the ending carries a wonderful message – that family is THE most important thing during the holidays, and all through the year. Quill says: Get out the mashed potatoes, make some Christmas cookies and enjoy this amusing re-invention of an old Christmas favorite.