It's Christmas in New York, and for Dash, he's blessedly been left completely and totally alone. His mom thinks he's with his dad, and his dad thinks he's with his mom. Left to his own devices, Dash wanders around the city in Grinch-like fashion. He winds up at his favorite bookstore, where he finds a red notebook that . . .
Dash is walking through his favorite bookstore when he finds a red moleskin notebook hiding out on the shelves. Inside, he finds a literary scavenger hunt. Of course he plays along. Lily's whole family, other than her brother, Langston, has left her alone for her favorite holiday: Christmas. Feeling more alone than ever, Langston helps Lily come up . . .