They're snoring, they're snacking, they're singing, they're napping . . . and they're EVERYWHERE! When all of Zachary's relatives come to visit for Christmas Eve, there aren't enough beds for them all. So they end up sleeping in the craziest of places! From Aunt Dot sleeping on the porch swing, to Rusty curled up in the tub, the house is full of Zachary's family enjoying the magical night together. Festive illustrations charmingly introduce each family member in alphabetical order. Each person has found a unique place to spend the special night, but it's Zachary who has found the best place of all! Join Zachary's family and find the magic of Christmas in this charming holiday tale!
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"Christmas is coming--no, Christmas is here! / And there's just one small problem / with this time of year. / When all of the family comes here to stay, / We can't go to sleep in the usual way . . . " In this lively Christmas tale, young Zachary runs down an alphabetic roster of family members and where they bed down: "So Aunt Alison snores in an overstuffed chair / while my young brother Ben stretches out on a stair. / Smart Cousin Constantine brought his own cot," and so on. Whether under the table, on the wintery porch, in the bathtub, or under the tree, the innovative characters, slightly reminiscent of those in Cynthia Rylant's The Relatives Came (1985) find wonderful, humorous ways to pass the night. Oeltjenbrun's funny illustrations make this romp through the zany household a Christmas delight. Helen RosenbergFrom School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 1-A Christmas holiday is spent in a too-crowded house. There are Not Enough Beds to go around, so readers are taken through an alphabetical listing of the relatives and their accommodations. The beginning works well enough, " Aunt Alison snores/in an overstuffed chair,/while my young brother Ben/stretches out on a stair." There are lots of people who aren't sleeping. "My mom, Sally, and Tim/cause a kitchen hubbub" shows a picture of them cooking. The narrative gets a little tired, given the A-Z format, but picks up at the end: "In this Christmas Eve crowd/I'm much harder to see,/but here I am/ Zachary, under the tree!" The brightly colored illustrations have a cartoonlike, patchwork charm. Too bad there's not enough story to hold them together.-T.T.
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