Friday, December 26, 2008

The Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket

Copy Right: 2008

Publisher: Harper Collins Children

Genre: Fiction/Children (ages 4-8)

Pages: 40


Simple description:

I took the following from the author's website:

Forget Frosty. Forget Rudolph. Forget Santa. The next generation holiday hero is small, dark, and flammable.

Will this lump of coal get the holiday miracle he deserves? Or is he just going to get burned? You don't have to wait until Christmas morning to find out. Stuff all of your loved ones' stockings with this uproarious, irreverent new picture-book collaboration from the bestselling author and illustrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Why did I read this book?

I had actually wanted to get this book, seeing as how I loved The Series of Unfortunate Events by the author, but kept forgetting whenever I was at the bookstore. As luck would have it, my thoughtful Mom saw it and bought it for me for Christmas.

About the book:

This is basically a Christmas story about a lump of coal. The lump of coal wants to be artistic, but seeing as how he is a lump of coal, that's hard to do. So he starts to wonder around town to try and be useful and of course on Christmas…..his dreams come true. So yeah, that's it in a nutshell. It's a very fast book, it's for a younger audience. I thought it was a cute story that younger kids would like. I didn't like it as much as The Series of Unfortunate Events, but I still liked it.

What I liked most:

Um, actually, nothing really stands out. The artwork was pretty darn good though. The artwork is by Brett Helquist.

Was there something I didn't like?

Not really.

Do I recommend the book?

I do, I think young kids will enjoy it. The parents and older kids might not..but then it wasn't intended for that audience.


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Happy Reading…and thanks for stopping by! Kris


Ladytink_534 said...

Lol. I haven't read any of this author's books but I do want to!

Anonymous said...

Looks cute, but I think I'll skip it since we don't have any little people around here.