THE POTTLEBYS by Gertrude Crampton


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Another story about a topsy turvy family, unfortunately somewhat overplayed- on the theory that if some whimsy is good, more is better. Papa drives a big purple bus, the family- during spring cleaning- paint the house four different colors- and so on. Absent mindedness in adults is funny for children, but this extends it to the youngsters, which doesn't amuse them as much. The Pottlebys strain too much for a laugh, and the general impression is wacky rather than funny- and somehow it doesn't come off.

Pub Date: April 11th, 1949
Publisher: Aladdin Books