Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la la. How wonderful the sounds of the holidays. A vision of warm family gatherings comes to mind.
But wait, this doesn’t sound like a peaceful family get-together. What’s happening here?
Deck the walls with mashed potatoes! Fa la la la la la la la la.
Make a snowman with tomatoes. Fa la la la la la la la la.
Author Erin Dealey has taken the classic carol and turned it on its head. In her riotous, raucous rendition of a family meal gone hilariously awry, you’ll find food hockey, vegetable sculptures, crashing dishes, and grown-ups wondering what has gone wrong. From “Feed the dog our peas and carrots” to “Food tastes better when you wear it,” readers young and old will never forget this new take on an old holiday carol.
KIRKUS says: “Hilarious… ‘ ‘Tis the season to be jolly,’ after all, and this rollicking parody neatly fits the bill.”
A HORN BOOK Holiday High Notes selection: “…this reworking of an old chestnut is fresh and funny.”
“This would make for an excellent sing-along—can’t you hear the entire school bellowing along?” BOOKLIST