The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming

The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming

A Christmas Story

Book - 2007
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A latke jumps out of the frying pan, runs down the street screaming, and explains to those that it meets why it is an important part of the Hanukkah tradition.
Publisher: San Francisco : McSweeny's Books ; c2007
ISBN: 9781932416879
Branch Call Number: Fiction Snicket CHILD
Characteristics: 43 p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Brown, Lisa 1972-


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You would scream too! From the author of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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Jan 01, 2018

Good book , humorous ,

gribbles Sep 26, 2013

Great to read out loud and really funny!


Apr 17, 2011

Vinny Grette dares you to read this story without jumping up to make a latke. I'm hungry!

Jun 22, 2010

What?s a latke to do when Christmas lights, candy canes, and trees just don?t get it? Scream, of course, at the top of its potato pancake lungs until it gets the point across. Born of potato flakes and oil, the star of The Latke Who Couldn?t Stop Screaming leaps from his frying pan and runs shouting through the night. Confronted by ignorant, self-obsessed Christmas paraphernalia, the latke attempts to explain the meaning of Hanukkah, from the miraculous oil-burning lamp to the eight nights of gift-giving. Since this is a story by cheeky children?s author Lemony Snicket (best known for his gleefully gruesome Series of Unfortunate Events), any implied message about the holiday spirit or the meaning of the season gets turned topsy-turvy in an impish little tale that delights in the absurd and the unexpected. Artist Lisa Brown?s bright retro illustrations lend sass and spunk to Snicket?s irreverent ?Christmas Story,? which is sure to tickle the funny bones of all ages and faiths, regardless of the season. Who knew latkes could be so delightfully amusing?

sit_walk Dec 06, 2009

You've got Hanukkah and Christmas stories covered in one fell swoop. Brilliant! (And as an added bonus for the small ones in your house, there's screaming!)


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MaxineML Dec 23, 2013

"But somewhere in the world there is a place for all of us, whether you are an electric form of decoration, peppermint-scented sweet, a source of timber, or a potato pancake.”

MaxineML Dec 23, 2013

“Santa Claus has nothing to do with it," the latke said. "Christmas and Hanukah are completely different things."

"But different things can often blend together," said the pine tree. "Let me tell you a funny story about pagan rituals.”


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