Luttrell Be Nice to Marilyn

ISBN 13: 9780689317163

Be Nice to Marilyn

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9780689317163: Be Nice to Marilyn

Left at home while her parents go to town to help set up for the county fair, Penny is forced to cope with the mischievous antics of her obstreperous cousin Marilyn. By the author of Three Good Blankets.

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From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-K-- ``Be nice to Marilyn,'' admonishes Penny's mother, as she and Dad leave to help set up the country fair. But her cousin is a handful. She paints the cat, smashes a cake, and lets the goat and the chickens loose. Uncle Thud, nominally left in charge, eats, sleeps and is oblivious to the child's behavior. Penny is relieved when her parents return and cleverly sets up an ironic ending, leaving her two exasperating relatives stuck with one another as she and her folks set off for the fair. Johnson's watercolors are sophisticated, yet minimally detailed, and the characters' depiction is almost surreal. Uncle Thud's munchies fly across the endpapers and float into the beginning and end of the story. Uncle Thud himself, surprisingly slim for such a slug-a-bed, has a vacant, prim look about him. Although the style of the art at first seems odd for a story set on a farm, the illustrations do effectively highlight Marilyn's antics, Uncle Thud's quirky personality, and Penny's sweet revenge. --Gail C. Ross, Baltimore County Public Library
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

In this cautionary picture book, Penny's patience wears thin when she is forced to be polite to her rotten, rowdy cousin Marilyn. Payback time can't come soon enough for the destructive Marilyn , who manages to disrupt an entire household in short order. The visiting cousin paints the cat, lets the chickens loose and destroys a just-baked chocolate cake slated for entry in the county fair. All the while, lazy Uncle Thud--a sorry excuse for a babysitter--refuses to be roused from his nap. Luttrell's Marilyn is a kid readers will love to hate, and her cantankerous dialogue--"I will if I want to"; "So what"--is right on the mark. Johnson's sunny watercolors add considerable zip to the proceedings, highlighting the action and portraying a few laughable--bordering on outrageous--characters with a minimum of clutter and background detail. Anyone with a bratty relative will take heart in this romp. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Published by Atheneum (1992)
ISBN 10: 0689317166 ISBN 13: 9780689317163
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