The holiday season often means a lot of tasty treats! Gingerbread, chocolate, madarin oranges . . . Everyone has their favourites. Maria, our BLG reader brought in Christmas Delicious to share with us. This sweet little rhyming story is written by Lyn Loates and illustrated by Mark Jones.
This book features two lucky little mice Raisin and Rice who live in the storeroom of Zanzibar’s Deli. As Christmas approaches, the little (although nicely plump!) mice decide to plan a holiday feast and get lost in their tantalizing list of foods that should be included. Students were intrigued to read their ever growing list as some of the items were things they had never heard of before: fresh lox, turkish delight, macaroons . . . The mice bake, plan and prepare and everything seems perfect until they realize that they have forgotten the most important thing: to invite their friends! They race about the neighbourhood inviting all of their friends to the Zanzibar Delicatessen. Now everything truly is perfect! The last lines of the book:
They both learned anew what has always been true:
Christmas is best when it’s shared!