It's time for the Christmas pageant again, which means it's time to hide behind a chair and hope the Sunday school teacher doesn't pick you to be Joseph. Laugh your way through all of the pageantry in the X-Mess Pageant as Mike Thaler tells the story of Christmas in a way only a kid-or anyone who was once a kid-can understand.
The only part I want in the Christmas play is no part. My teacher says I'm to be a wise guy on stage. The only stage I want to be on ... is the first stage out of town ...
Known as America's Riddle King, Mike Thaler is the author of the popular Black Lagoon books and the Heaven and Mirth series. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and travels nationally, speaking in schools, libraries, and churches.
Jared Lee is an accomplished illustrator with experience working for the likes of L.L. Bean, Procter and Gamble, Hasbro, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, and the U.S. Postal Service. He received a BFA degree from the John Herron Art Institute. He currently resides in Lebanon, Ohio.
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