cover image Gaspard and Lisa's Christmas Surprise

Gaspard and Lisa's Christmas Surprise

Anne Gutman, Author, Georg Hallensleben, Illustrator, Georg Hallensleben, Joint Author Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers $9.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-375-82229-2

The irresistible canine heroes of the paper-over-board Misadventures of Gaspard and Lisa series set out to make a gift for their teacher in Gaspard and Lisa's Christmas Surprise by Anne Gutman, illus. by Georg Hallensleben. As the two attempt to fashion a raincoat from a red shower curtain and Krazy Glue, it's hard to say which is funnier, the sight of the dogs in Hallensleben's zippy acrylics or Gutman's deadpan text.