AN ALPHABET OF ROTTEN KIDS! by David Elliott

AN ALPHABET OF ROTTEN KIDS!

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In the funniest of these not very funny misdemeanors, ``Jacob,/also known as Jake,/wondered how long it would take/his mom to find the rubber snake/he hid inside her chocolate cake./Oh, Jacob!'' Ranging from naughty to mean or destructive, these young rogues are more likely to amuse kids than adults, though de Mejo's expressive, odd-sized figures and sly humor will appeal to those with a taste for his acclaimed surreal illustrations. For a wittier and better-natured treatment of the subject, see X. J. Kennedy's Brats (1986) or Cole's perennial favorite, Beastly Boys and Ghastly Girls (1964). (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: May 24th, 1991
ISBN: 0-399-22260-X
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Philomel
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1991




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