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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids (The Best Ever) Paperback – April 12, 2005
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This year’s pageant is definitely like no other, but maybe that’s exactly what makes it so special.
Laughs abound in this bestselling Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.”
The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids. You and your family will laugh along with this funny story, perfect for independent reading or read-aloud sharing.
Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys Herdman are an awful bunch. They set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s toolshed, blackmailed Wanda Pierce to get her charm bracelet, and smacked Alice Wendelken across the head. And that’s just the start! When the Herdmans show up at church for the free snacks and suddenly take over the Christmas pageant, the other kids are shocked.
It’s obvious that they’re up to no good. But Christmas magic is all around and the Herdmans, who have never heard the Christmas story before, start to reimagine it in their own way.
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|The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Picture Book Edition||The Best Christmas Pageant Ever CD||The Best Halloween Ever||The Best School Year Ever||My Brother Louis Measures Worms|
|More books by Barbara Robinson||The hilarious picture-book adaptation based on the classic novel about the holiday misadventures of the outrageous Herdmans, the worst kids in the history of the world!||Laughs abound in this CD version of bestselling Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson!||The worst kids in the history of the world return to terrorize Halloween and their mischief will have readers in fits of laughter.||The teacher has just given the hardest assignment ever—to find something nice about everyone in the classroom this year … including the Herdmans.||Whether it's costume parades, mysterious paint allergies, or bicycle disasters, there's never a dull moment when the Lawson family is around!|
“One of the best Christmas books ever.” — Publishers Weekly
“Wiry-tough, tender-hearted, unsentimental, and consistently funny.” — The London Sunday Times
“This charming story delivers a fresh perspective on the nativity and is a beautiful reminder that God loves everyone.” — Brightly
“Outrageous, lively, funny, and wonderful. The Christmas Story shines through with a new brilliance.” — Denver Post
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The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.
None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the tale -- the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating -- has a lot of people up in arms. But it will make this year's pageant the most unusual anyone has seen and, just possibly, the best one ever.
- Publisher : HarperCollins; Reprint edition (April 12, 2005)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0064402754
- ISBN-13 : 978-0064402750
- Reading age : 7 - 11 years, from customers
- Lexile measure : 930L
- Grade level : 3 - 7
- Item Weight : 3.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.12 x 0.26 x 7.62 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #18,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I read this book out loud with my kids and what fun we had. The kids were vaguely aware of the Christmas story, but hadn't ever thought of it the way the Herdmans did. So when it did come up, we did stop and ponder on it.. Saying 'thats actually right!'
Smaran says - it was a great book telling us about the story of Jesus and explained about deep feelings about Christmas
Avni says - the books is about the spirit of Christmas and you can always change.. It's never too late to become loving and grateful for the spirit of Christmas.