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Cindy Krinkle has an unusual family. Her father sings opera as he rides a bike that has a built-in umbrella. Her mother always wears red sneakers and gargles with orange juice. Her sister reads the entire dictionary and wears a karate suit to the beach. Cindy has lots of funny adventures trying to "un-weird" her embarrassing family.
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I had so much fun coming up with eccentricities of the Krinkle family, which thoroughly embarrass Cindy, the first-person protagonist, until she eventually realizes that her family is weird...but wonderful. Winner of an ALA Children's Choice Award and the Utah Children's Book Award, this book has struck a chord with readers in the U.S. and other countries. I've gotten lots of fan mail from children in France, where it was published in French.From the Inside Flap:
If your mother gargles with orange juice and changes her name to Squirrel, if your father plants dandelions in the backyard, if your very own sister insists on collecting canned-food labels for a hobby; then, like Cindy Krinkle, you too may be living with weirdos!
Once Cindy discovers the awful truth about her family, she's determined to help them "unweird" themselves, like it or not. The weirdos, though, individualists to the core, just aren't cooperating. But that may be a good thing--you never know when you'll need a weirdo around!
Cindy's struggles with her family are hilarious, and the weirdos' unintentionally zany antics are a sure bet to keep readers in stitches from start to finish.
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Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0553151894
Book Description Bantam Books, 1983. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0553151894
Book Description Bantam Books, 1983. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110553151894