Wreck the Halls


By Melinda Lee Rathjen

Illustrated by Gareth Williams

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$11.99 CAD


Board book


Board book $7.99 $11.99 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around October 4, 2022. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

Decking the halls turns into a chaotic disaster in this humorous board book about an overeager tow truck who desperately wants to help its friends decorate for Christmas.

Tow truck can’t wait to help its friends get into the Christmas spirit. But as tow truck excitedly decorates, wraps, and decks the halls, things turn into a bit of a wreck. Packed with puns and festive cheer, this silly tale will delight little readers, especially those who love construction vehicles. Wreck the halls and share a heartwarming message with your little one this holiday season: Christmas spirit doesn’t come from pretty decorations or shiny presents, but from the heart.  


  • "An adorable addition to most board book collections, especially those in need of uplifting holiday stories."
    School Library Journal
  • "A tow truck shows off their holiday preparation skills.
    This Christmas board book features many different types of vehicles, but when it comes to superior decorating and merrymaking skills, the wrecker takes top prize. There are holiday puns galore here: 'Boats buoy spirits / in low or yuletide.' 'Taxis fare well / at making things merry.' Young readers who adore all things with wheels will be delighted to see buses, race cars, semis, and trains, among others. The wrecker really takes center stage in this story, proving helpful at stringing Christmas lights, towing Santa’s cookies, and hanging ornaments on a tree. . . . Full of what little readers love."
    Kirkus Reviews

On Sale
Oct 4, 2022
Page Count
20 pages

Melinda Lee Rathjen

About the Author

Melinda Lee Rathjen grew up in southern Illinois, reading past her bedtime whenever she could get away with it. As an editor at WorthyKids, she still spends a lot of time reading, though stealth and flashlights are rarely necessary. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with a dog and two very opinionated cats.

Passionate about children’s illustration, Megan Higgins enjoys making whimsical pieces that bring comfort and coziness while also thinking about a bit of storytelling. Using nature as inspiration is her absolute favorite thing, and it shows up quite often her work. She loves all things quirky, has a fun collection of odd earrings and sweaters, plays video games, enjoys paddle boarding, skiing, and petting cute dogs and cats. Megan lives in Austria.

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