The Knights Before Christmas

illus. by Scott Magoon. 32p. Henry Holt/Christy Ottaviano Bks. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780805099324. LC 2014042198.
K-Gr 3—There is a market for spoofs of Clement Moore's poem, with pirate and cowboy versions only two of the many humorous takes on the classic. This version is as creaky as the armor of the "three knights ding-a-ling" who attempt to repel the invading Santa Claus and his eight dragons. The Adobe Photoshop cartoon illustrations have dialogue bubbles and weak jokes that don't really go anywhere.
VERDICT An additional purchase only.

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