12/6/11

Humbug by Lee Baker: MediaGuests Tour


Lee Baker is the president of Sandman Studios, a visual effects and animation company.  He has taught courses at UCLA Extension, Loyola Marymount University and the University of Utah.  He is the author of the illustrated books "Humbug, A Christmas Carol" and "Beau and the Beanstalk," and now his latest thriller "Speed of Light."  Lee lives in Utah with his wife and five children.

When I saw Humbug, A Christmas Carol on the list to review, I was excited.  I love Christmas stories and thought this one looked like a fun one to share with my kids.  We received the book yesterday and read it as soon as we opened the package.  Mimi, a small orphan girl, comes to Winterton, a cold town with no love and no Christmas.  She brings her little friend, a Humbug.  The humbugs humming is said to attract Santa's reindeer and bring Christmas to the town, but the people must believe.  Will Mimi and one little bug be able to spread the belief and bring warmth back to Winterton?

This is a great secular Christmas story with a strong message of warmth, belief, love and caring for others.  We enjoyed the illustrations; with each turn of the page, my kids would say "look, she's smiling," or "now she's crying," and "oh no, he can't hum anymore."  I am sure that we will be reading this book over and over again through this season!  And I am sure that I won't mind.  It is a cute story with interesting illustrations.  You should definitely check it out!  
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. 

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