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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Robinson, Barbara (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
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The six horrible Herdmans, the worst children in the history of the world, take over the annual Christmas pageant.
Authors: Robinson, Barbara, 1927-2013
Title: The best Christmas pageant ever
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Barbara Robinson ; illustrated by Laura Cornell
Notes: "A picture book adaptation of the novel The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson"--T.p. verso
Summary: The six horrible Herdmans, the worst children in the history of the world, take over the annual Christmas pageant.
Additional Contributors: Cornell, Laura
ISBN: 0060890754
9780060890759
0060890746
9780060890742
Branch Call Number: jE Holiday ROBINSON 2011
Subject Headings: Human behavior Juvenile fiction Brothers and sisters Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Christmas stories
Topical Term: Human behavior
Brothers and sisters
LCCN: 2010042666
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To everyone's dismay, the worst-behaved kids in town take over all the main roles of the church Christmas pageant.


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"This picture book introduces the infamous Herdman clan, "the worst kids in the history of the world," to children not yet old enough to sit through a reading of the beloved 1972 novel, which was also adapted into a made-for-TV movie in 1983. For adults who may not know the story, we'll recap: the notorious Herdman siblings, after suddenly showing up for Sunday school near Christmas one year, take over all of the leading roles in the church's annual Christmas pageant - and the results are simultaneously disastrous, hysterically funny, and heartwarming." Picture Books December 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=584229

Dec 23, 2012
  • LDuke2012 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Although I don't really practice Christianity anymore...I still love this book. My family had it when I was a kid and I would read it even during the summer because it is just such a fun read. Short and sassy. The Herdmans rock! Shazam!

This is a great book to read to children who don't know the birth of Christ story as well as Christian children because the pagent is explained.

I gave it 3 stars because I don't like the illustrations, but that is personal preference.

If a child can read chapter books, go for the unabridged version of this book. It is only 90 pages long.

Dec 23, 2012
  • LDuke2012 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Although I don't really practice Christianity anymore...I still love this book. My family had it when I was a kid and I would read it even during the summer because it is just such a fun read. Short and sassy. The Herdmans rock! Shazam!

Dec 29, 2011
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I'd forgotten just how funny and touching this was until I read it again tonight. A great read-out-loud book for elementary school children or even young-at-heart adults too!

Dec 19, 2009
  • Stepher rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

THOSE HERAD MENS R SO FUNNY

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