Submitter: This is quite possibly the most depressing Christmas book ever. The worst person, or “the worst,” as he is often referred to throughout the story, hates everything. And his neighbors are thoughtful, inviting him to parties even though they know he won’t go, skipping his house when caroling because they know he won’t like it, etc. At the end of the book, the worst person is still grouchy. There’s no change. It looks like this one is part of a series, but I didn’t check to see if our library had the other ones. It doesn’t circ, even when it’s part of our display of Christmas picture books, so its shelf space is going to be used for something better.
Holly: A man after my own heart! Bah Bumbug. I would weed it for lack of use, but I kind of like the story!
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