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Andrew and the Secret Gallery
     

Andrew and the Secret Gallery

by Matthew Diggins
 
Andrew is the rottenest kid anyone has ever met. And, worst of all, he never heeds any warnings or listens to anyone's advice. On a class trip to the natural history museum, he finally gets himself into a situation that he cannot escape-and cannot undo. Stories about kids like Andrew never turn out to have happy endings . . . .

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Andrew is the rottenest kid anyone has ever met. And, worst of all, he never heeds any warnings or listens to anyone's advice. On a class trip to the natural history museum, he finally gets himself into a situation that he cannot escape-and cannot undo. Stories about kids like Andrew never turn out to have happy endings . . . .

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Children's Literature - Barbara Carroll Roberts
Red Cygnet Press's stated mission is to "discover and nurture the next generation of America's most talented children's author/illustrators," but if this book is indicative of the talent they seek to nurture, one cannot wish them much success. While Diggins' ability as an artist is apparent, his illustrations for this book are grotesque to the point of horrific. And his story—a throwback to some 19th century idea of what a children's book should be—is equally grotesque. Andrew, an extremely mean and awful boy, wanders away from his class during a museum field trip and breaks into a locked area marked "Gallery of the Rotten." He proceeds to demonstrate exactly how rotten he is by interacting with exhibits of gluttony, selfishness and cruelty, and then dons the crown of king of the rotten, thereby condemning himself to all of eternity locked inside this hell of his own making. Certainly children's books do not need to be all sweetness and light, but this one dives so deeply into the world of the dark and demented that one can only recommend it to parents who want to give their children nightmares. Reviewer: Barbara Carroll Roberts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601080165
Publisher:
Soundprints
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Picture Book Series
Pages:
30
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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