cover image Merry Un-Christmas

Merry Un-Christmas

Mike Reiss, , illus. by David Catrow. . HarperCollins, $15.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-06-059126-7

Is it possible to have too much Christmas? For Noelle, a resident of Christmas City, Texmas, where it's Christmas 364 days a year, the answer is a resounding "yes!" Weary of receiving new toys, computers and ponies under the family's decorated tree each morning, Noelle longs for the Un-Christmas holiday—the one day she gets to go to school, receive mail, eat TV dinners and, afterwards, see the stars without a glow of holiday lights interfering. Kids will have fun navigating this team's (How Murray Saved Christmas ) topsy-turvy world and its Groundhog Day elements while savoring the humorous and gumdrop-hued high energy scenes of wide-eyed characters. Ages 3-7. (Oct.)