Saturday, December 30, 2017

Librarian's Night Before Christmas by David Davis, Jim Harris (Illustrator)


Title: Librarian's Night Before Christmas
Author: David Davis
Illustrator: Jim Harris
Published: Feb. 28, 2007
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Pages: 32
Genre: Children 5 on up
Review: library book
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Due to low staffing, a librarian must spend her Christmas Eve stacking the shelves at a library in desperate need of renovations. After the strain of a long night that has left her feeling "like Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol," she is pleasantly surprised to see Santa and his elves coming to her rescue in a red bookmobile.

As A and I were in the library we were checking out Christmas books. This book stuck out to me because of the title. I figured it would be a bit funny. For us it wasn't the best Night before Christmas book we have read. The rhyming was not good, some of the references made the younger children would not know. I did like how it brought to light how under paid the librarians and they work really hard. 
The pictures were good and A enjoyed just looking at the pictures. She kept getting restless with the story every time I tried to read it to her. 

David Davis, known for his keen sense of humor and lyrical style, has written several titles in Pelican's Night Before Christmas Series, including Redneck Night Before Christmas, Trucker's Night Before Christmas, and Nurse's Night Before Christmas. His books Ten Redneck Babies and Jazz Cats were both named to the Children's Choice Top 100 List. A finalist for the Texas Golden Spur Award, Jazz Cats was also a selection of the Accelerated Reader Program. Davis has published pen-and-ink artwork, cartoons, poems, humor, and short stories in various magazines and newspapers. He is the author of Rock 'n' Roll Dogs, Texas Mother Goose, and Texas Zeke and the Longhorn. He won the Mississippi Press Association award in 1996 for his political cartoons. An active speaker and presenter, Davis lives in Forth Worth, Texas."

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