Tired of never having his wishes considered, Parker decides to teach his family a lesson
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Grade 2-4 "Parker was not a monster." He is, in fact, a Little Angel, always noticed, never listened to; passersby and salesladies coo over him most revoltingly, his sisters always make him the baby when they play house, guests bounce him on their knees (after lunch, too). Finally, Parker develops what his father calls "a touch of monster," snarling menacingly at one and all, until everyone hovers around him nervously. In fact, Parker receives a gratifying amount of attention, and he decides to see how far he can take this; his parents quickly wise up, however, and ply him with chocolate until he becomes reasonable. The story is made a bit offbeat by Chess' garishly colored and patterned illustrations, which feature a homey, comfortable household whose inhabitants have the staring eyes and feral expressions that should belong only to axe-murderers and the like. Young readers will enjoy the sinister air of the pictures as they absorb the not-too-subtly-delivered point. John Peters, New York Public Library
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Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11087113022X