The 25 Most Ridiculous Holiday Children's Books

7. The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story

Author: Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler)
Illustrator: Lisa Brown
Published: 2007

We readily admit that the ridiculousness of this book is a bit more intentional than most of the others on the list. Still, this is in the running for most ridiculous titles in any library.

The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming is a sharp discussion of the differences between Hanukkah and Christmas geared toward your not-yet-worldly little ones. Following a frustrated latke through a maze of narrow-minded Christmas trappings with seasoned dark, humorous children's author Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket) at the helm makes this one book on the list that the whole family can enjoy—unironically.

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