March 12, 2010
Elbert's Bad Word
This is again one of my favorite children's books. The illustrations are funny, and the story is very entertaining! Elbert is quite the character, and will entertain you.
Audrey and Don Wood once again pull of a great book!
Amazon descripton: A bad word, spoken by a small boy at a fashionable garden party, creates havoc, and the child, Elbert, gets his mouth scrubbed out with soap. The bad word, in the shape of a long-tailed furry monster, will not go away until a wizard-gardener cooks up some really delicious, super-long words that everyone at the party applauds. This single-idea cautionary tale has lively, absurdist pictures of tiara-crowned, formally dressed adults recoiling in horror or cavorting with glee when Elbert, the only child at the party, speaks a word. The transformation of a word into a visible, furry creature, makes its point clearly, but the long words offered as replacement (MY STARS! . . .RATS AND BLUE BLAZES! . . .ZOUNDS AND GADZOOKS!) are as alien to a modern child as the adult garden party with its butler and titled guests.
I hope you like the book!!
Posted by Mama Bear at 11:13 PM