Colleen Klug, November 6, 2010 (view all comments by Colleen Klug)
If you were a friend of mine I can guarantee you would already have a copy of this book..I buy several every year and rack my brain to find someone new to share this wonderful story with...:)
The author also has a few other books out, all in the same vein...wild family of somewhat neglected('cause Mom is stressed, not necessarily mean...Dad is gone) kids...who somehow come through to teach us all a few things...with humor...lots of humor...:)
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Jennifer Short, November 28, 2007 (view all comments by Jennifer Short)
I discovered this book when I was in elementary school, but I make a point to read it each year. It's a hillarious story about a group of kids who have never heard the Christmas story decide they want to be IN a Christmas pageant. Hillarity ensues as this large family learns about why we celebrate Christmas and about giving to others. The whole Christmas program is turned upside down the year it's taken over by the Herdmans. The mother who was going to offer her baby to play the baby Jesus revokes the offer, and that's just the start of problems. There's the firemen being called for a 'fire' after one of the Herdmans smokes in the bathroom of the church, and so much more! A fast page page turner that will get even the most reluctant reader -- child or adult -- to become a bookworm for an afternoon!
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sumdea, December 20, 2006 (view all comments by sumdea)
I really like this book, it is humerous and has a great plot. The characters go through many trails to learn what the true christmas story really is.
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by Publishers Weekly,
"One of the best Christmas books ever."
by Harper Collins,
Called one of America's favorite Christmas stories, and now a classic television movie, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever has been a favorite of young readers the world over since 1972. Funny, memorable, and outrageous, it is the story of a family of incorrigible children who discover the Christmas story for the first time and help everyone else rediscover its true meaning.
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