Book Review: The Worst Twelve Days of Christmas by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Today’s holiday book review is The Worst Twelve Days of Christmas by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen. Here’s what it’s about: In this spirited reworking of the classic song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” Joy has to deal with her first Christmas with a new baby brother—and nothing could be worse. He drools on the ornaments and ruins the presents, he eats all the cookies and smashes the snowmen, and he’s on the verge of taking over the … Read more

Parade Route

“Do you smell that?” “Yeah, gross,” the boy said while covering his nose. “Sorry.” The baby in white giggled and blushed. “Mom fed me squash last night for dinner.” “It’s not you,” the girl in pink said. “The Zombie High Band is behind the Garfield balloon and the Shriner’s float.” The 55 Word Challenge is a contest to write a story in 55 words or less. The challenge runs every Wednesday, beginning at noon and … Read more