MRS. NEVERBODY'S RECIPES by Wilma Yeo

MRS. NEVERBODY'S RECIPES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Rhymed instructions for making havoc variously, a few for making amends. FOR MAKING NUISANCES: ""Take an almost worn-out No/ And smother it with teases./ And Why-nots mixed with promises / And polish it with Pleases."" ""This is not a prize-winning recipe,"" the author adds, and some of her asides, as well as some of the how-to's, will titillate suffering parents more than roistering kids. Most likely not to succeed is the word-play: ""Roll it into little bawls"" -- and such never-mores as ""hanky-panky"" and ""humbug. Aliki draws little monsters with aplomb, of course: it looks good but you can't count on the ingredients.

Pub Date: Sept. 9th, 1968
Publisher: Lippincott