26 December 2007

LIBRARIAN'[S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Yes, I know Christmas is over, but I just got this book. It is Librarian's Night Before Christmas by David Davis, Gretna, LA; Pelican Publishing Co., 2007, ISBN 978-1-58980-336-7 and it is absolutely adorable!

It begins...
"'Twas a cold Yuletide evening, and I wandered the stacks,
Shelving multiple titles that thee patrons brought back.
We toiled overtime at our library here,
'Cause the powers that be cut our staffing this year."

Then Santa and his elves arrive in a red bookmobile with Shakespeare's face airbrushed on the side, bringing new books, paying fines, shelving, etc.

The tale ends...
"His ride lifted up and flew over the gate.
And just to show off, he zoomed a fast figure eight.
Nick boomed from is book van, 'Do one more good deed.
Have a real merry Christmas--teach someone to read!"

It is beautifully illustrated by New Zealander Jim Harris.

The author has also done Redneck Night Before Christmas, Trucker's Night Before Christmas, and Nurse's Night Before Christmas.

1 comment:

Talking Books Librarian said...

cool - thanks for bringing this book to my attention!