Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Delicious by Lyn Loates

Loates, Lyn. Christmas Delicious, illustrated by Mark Jones. Blue Apple Books (dist. by Chronicle Books), 2010. $16.99. PICTURE BOOK. Two fat mice named Raisin and Rice lived at Zanzibar’s Deli. They decide to have a Christmas Feast and make a list and cook all of their favorite foods. When Christmas day comes the two mice have decorated nice, but when they check their list twice they realize they forgot to invite their friends. So Raisin and Rice knock on all of their friend’s doors and are delighted when everyone comes to share in their Christmas celebration. The delicious illustrations are bright and full of holiday cheer with a New York deli twist. The meter and rhyme are perfect for reading aloud, making it a good choice for a non-religious holiday story-time. A recipe for Raisin and Rice Christmas treats is also included. Pre-K, EL – ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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