Don’t be fooled by the book’s red and green color scheme, the ornament-covered tree, or even the fact that “A Christmas Story” is the subtitle. The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming is a true blue (and white) Hanukkah tale, following the birth of a latke that is trying to find its place in a Christmas-centric world. Written by Lemony Snicket (a.k.a. Daniel Handler), this unconventional holiday yarn is sure to leave many an unsuspecting child confused. But with its fun illustrations and beautiful binding, it’ll be a success under the tree … or the bush.

The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming, $9.95

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