✰✰✰½ The Herdman kids are the worst. They lie, steal, hit, and worst of all, there are six of them. One day they show up at church and take over the annual Christmas pageant. How can this happen? The Herdmans don't even know the story of Mary, Joseph, and the Baby Jesus.
Everyone fears that the event is headed for disaster, but the holidays just wouldn't be the same without the annual Christmas pageant. Will this be the worst Christmas pageant ever? Read the book and find out.
The Bottom Line: This is a picture book adaptation from Barbara Robinson's novel, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Brightly illustrated and fun to read, the Herdman kids prove that you can't always judge a book by the cover. Recommended for kids in grades Pre-K - 3.
Details: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever written by Barbara Robinson & illustrated by Laura Cornell. Hardcover (picture book edition) published by Harper in 2011. 40 p. ISBN: 978-0-06-089074-2