MRS. UPDAISY by Evelyn Sibley ampman

MRS. UPDAISY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Mrs. Updaisy, Happy Alley's round, big-hearted ""busybody"", and her large family of talking, problem-solving animals hold meetings to settle neighborhood spats and unpleasant situations. The humor is heavy, weighted down by endless strings of adjectives and adverbs, and the village people are boring company after a short time. As would be expected, the village grouch is converted to happy thinking, and the widower marries a lovely teacher. All sugar and no spice in this cluttered concoction of animal-doters and animals-- by the author of the favorite The Shy Stegoaurus of Indian Springs (1962, p. 626, J-184).

Pub Date: Sept. 6th, 1963
Publisher: Doubleday