MR. BOSS by Jerrold Beim


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Disappointingly, Jerrold Beim hasn't done as well here as in his other stories for the easy reading level. Perhaps it is the theme, perhaps the treatment or perhaps the combination. Briefly, it's about Bruce who so resents being pushed around by his parents one day that they promise to let him be ""boss"" the next. The outcome is inevitable- Bruce gets sick from stuffing himself on pop and hotdogs. But though it's a lesson- the process is drawn out and anticlimactic and Mom and Dad look unaccountably silly being dictated to.

Pub Date: Aug. 18th, 1954
Publisher: Morrow