December 10, 2014
Fishy Christmas story
Carl the Christmas Carp
by Ian and Vladyana Krykorka
Not everyone eats turkey for Christmas. In Prague, Czech Republic, the usual fare is fish. In this tale, a boy named Radim helps his father pick out a nice fat carp for Christmas dinner. They keep it in the bathtub. Radim soon names it Carl and starts feeling sorry for it. When Christmas Day arrives, he decides to set Carl free.
A charming holiday story that will appeal to those who love animals. As well, the lovely, wind-swept pictures cheerfully evoke the scenery and people of Prague.