Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Christmas that Almost Wasn't

My boy wants a Hoberman sphere, a hexbug, 
and a Christmas book for Christmas. 
The Christmas book he's reading now over and over is 
The Christmas that Almost Wasn't by Ogden Nash.
This long verse by the famous author of nonsense verse 
tells the story of a fairytale kingdom of Lullapat with
its good king and his evil nephew. 
Linell Nash drew the black and white line drawings
that illustrate the story.
Neither the verse nor the story appeal to me, but
that's irrelevant. This is my son's book, not mine,
and it has the two essentials he wants from a book
in December
1) It rhymes.
2) It is about Christmas.

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