Josephine's Dream Reading

Josephine's Dream Reading
Trying to look like Josephine Baker - and failing miserably!

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls
Conquering the Beast

Friday, December 18, 2009

Screaming Latkes!

I've had a change of heart. No, not a transplant. I've decided that under the right circumstances, eating the protagonist might not be so bad after all, especially if it's the latke hero in Lemony Snicket's book The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming. Why is the latke screaming? Well, first of all he's been cooked in oil, but second, and more importantly, he's been terribly misunderstood. Hanukkah and Christmas are both wonderful festivals, but they are DIFFERENT festivals, completely unrelated. The latke tries to explain this to any number of inanimate objects (animated for the story, of course) who have trouble understanding the difference between the two holidays. But by the end of the book we have learned that there's room in this world for every celebration, that being different from the majority is not a bad thing. Some people take an ax to a tree (ouch!), others use their teeth on a latke ..... 'Aaaaaaah!'
Laugh and learn - read something fun this holiday season. And enjoy yourselves.

1 comment:

  1. I used to work for an editor who had this horror of talking-food-characters. Something about cannibalism. Whenever we got a children's book submission with talking raviolis, talking carrots, or talking pea pods (there were a surprising number of these), she'd freak out.

    The talking latke might be worth a read, though!