Deck the walls : a wacky Christmas carol

by Dealey, Erin,

Format: Print Book 2013
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Summary
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!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Let's face it; wassailing and chestnuts just don't accurately reflect most kids' Christmases. Enter this fractious take on Deck the Halls. First, there is the big dinner with the extended fam: Uncle Harvey stands before us. / Fa la la la la / la la la la / Why do aunts and uncles bore us? / Fa la la la la / la la la la. Dealey's five rascally kids do plenty of eye rolling, rule breaking, and acting out, from shuttling veggies to the dog under the table to playing olive hockey. That is why, in short, this would make for an excellent sing-along can't you hear the entire school bellowing along? Ward nicely balances Dealey's mayhem with shiny-cheeked, round-featured art that keeps the little hooligans just this side of lovable. Sheet music is included.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In the spirit of such fractured Christmas carols as "Jingle Bells, Batman smells," Dealey and Ward introduce a crew of rowdy kids who have some very patient parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Dealey's version suggests decking the walls with mashed potatoes and engaging in some tableside misbehavior, too: "Olive hockey with the cousins./ Fa la la la la la la la la./ Shot on goal! The gravy splashes!/ Fa la la la la la la la la!" Ward fills his spreads with the detritus of a house packed full of relatives for the holidays, and the joyful (and messy) spirit of familial togetherness is contagious. Ages 6-8. Author's agent: Deborah Warren, East West Literary. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Christmas music -- Texts.
Children's songs -- Texts.
Humorous songs -- Texts.
Christmas music.
Humorous songs.
Songs.
Publisher Ann Arbor, MI :2013
Contributors Ward, Nick, 1955- illustrator.
Language English
Description 26 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, music ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781585368570 (hc.)
1585368571 (hc.)
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