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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Robinson, Barbara

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 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.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0060890754
9780060890759
0060890746
9780060890742
Branch Call Number: jE Holiday ROBINSON 2011
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,27 cm
Additional Contributors: Cornell, Laura Illustrator, ill

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The six Herdman children, "absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world," have never heard the Christmas story before, and they don't know anything about shepherds or wise men, but now they're taking over the Christmas pageant.

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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