Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Teaser Tuesday 14: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share at least two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

Another Christmas book to share this week, a wonderful story families can read together. I had a difficult time deciding whether to share the lines below from page 67 or a funny bit on page 88 regarding what the angel told Mary her son's name should be. I guess you'll have to pick the book up yourself to see what had me laughing on that page.

I couldn't understand the Herdmans. You would have thought the Christmas story was right out of the F.B.I. files, they got so involved in it--wanted a bloody end to Herod, worried about Mary having her baby in a barn, and called the Wise Men a bunch of dirty spies.

And they left the first rehersal arguing about whether Joseph should have set fire to the inn, or just chased the innkeeper into the next county.

(pg 67)

Book blurb: 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.


fredamans said...

Happy holidays!


hmsgofita said...

I have yet to put mine up, but just wanted to let you know I have an award for you!

Heather said...

Freda ~ Thank you, a happy holiday to you as well!

Heather ~ Aw, thanks! I'll be sure to stop by later! =)

Anonymous said...

I love this story.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful and Happy Holidays..
Here is mine:

Alice Audrey said...

Oh wait. This is starting to sound familiar. Did you talk about this last Christmas?

Heather said...

Alice ~ Nope...don't believe I have mentioned it before this year. It is a good book, though.