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A Christmas-tastic Carol

By Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Dickens perennial gets goofy "Adventure Time" treatment.

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Fans of the animated TV show Adventure Time will certainly chuckle at the appearance of their favorite characters, and Emily Warren's illustrations are captivating and surprisingly dynamic. For a rhyming book written in verse, some of the poetry is a little suspect, but kids won't care. And it's almost as silly and goofy as the show.

A Christmas Carol is a classic for a reason, and this version is certainly serviceable, even if it's not quite as absurd and outrageous as die-hard fans of the show might expect. The gorgeous renderings of the Candy Kingdom and the unique takes on our usually glossy cartoon heroes are more than reason enough to make this a great gift for any Adventure Time devotee.

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