Bad Habits!

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Just what is to be done with Lucretzia Crum? Everyone has a few bad habits. But Lucretzia has all of them! She's the burping-est, spitting-est, kicking and screaming-est girl in the whole town. And worst of all, her friends think Lucretzia's the cool-est! So what can be done with such a girl? Well...with her deceptively calm mom and mad scientist dad working on a number of wacky ways to tame their wild "little monster," it seems that Lucretzia's just deserts will soon be served!...
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Overview

Just what is to be done with Lucretzia Crum? Everyone has a few bad habits. But Lucretzia has all of them! She's the burping-est, spitting-est, kicking and screaming-est girl in the whole town. And worst of all, her friends think Lucretzia's the cool-est! So what can be done with such a girl? Well...with her deceptively calm mom and mad scientist dad working on a number of wacky ways to tame their wild "little monster," it seems that Lucretzia's just deserts will soon be served!

When Lucretzia Crum's outrageous behavior becomes a bad influence on her friends, the parents resort to extreme measures.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Gleeful as ever in her cataloguing of gas-passing, nose-picking and other improprieties, Cole (The Bad Good Manners Book) introduces an almost incorrigible child. Lucretzia Crum, whose flyaway red hair sticks out in messy spikes, "was an uncivilized little monster!" In a montage of obnoxiousness, rendered in gestural gray pencil and blurry pools of watercolor, Lucretzia sloppily devours her treats, curses a cloud of blue squiggles at her parents and throws a tantrum while wearing a frilly pink tutu. Worst of all, her classmates begin to emulate her: "They thought it was dead cool to be a little monster like Lucretzia Crum!" Lucretzia's father, a "mad scientist," devises inventions like "anti-foul-mouth soap" and the "classroom pacifier" (a mini-jail cell that the teacher can lower out the window), but the effects do not last. Finally, the neighborhood adults, disguised as smelly, burpy, destructive monsters (astute readers will notice their eyes peering from inside their costumes), crash Lucretzia's birthday party to demonstrate the shortcomings of monstrous behavior. Cole, who subtitles this volume "The Taming of Lucretzia Crum," empathizes with both tamer and tamee. Lucretzia is absolutely heroic in her rudeness, but she does bully her long-suffering parents and peers. Cole concludes with the adults victorious and Lucretzia "a civilized little angel," but the story doesn't rule out wildness altogether. The parents, like the children, evidently enjoy acting devilish now and then. Ages 4-8. (June) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
Lucretzia Crum is an unpleasant child with very bad habits. She yells and screams at her parents, refuses most food, burps loudly, is known to steal from babies and has a foul mouth. To make matters worse, her friends want to be just like her. Every invention of her Dad's to tame her beastly ways only succeeds in making her wilder. It isn't until big, scary monsters turn up at her birthday party wreaking havoc with their wild ways that a terrified Lucretzia vows to change her behavior. Mr. & Mrs. Crum and all the other parents (the erstwhile "monster" partygoers) are delighted. This madcap romp into the realm of manners will delight children. Spirited watercolor illustrations full of the exuberance and mischief of Lucretzia sustain the zany momentum. This reviewer felt the references to flatulence could easily have been omitted without sacrificing the integrity of the theme.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Foul-mouthed, burping, spitting Lucretzia Crum, who steals from babies and stuffs herself with chocolates, may well amuse Dumb and Dumber fans. As the child's unacceptable behavior accelerates, her classmates decide to join in the fun: "They thought it was dead cool to be a little monster...." When the situation becomes intolerable, Mr. Crum, a mad scientist, invents contraptions and cures for each disgusting habit-but they don't work for long. When the girl insists on a birthday party and invites her nasty friends, the parents unite to teach the children a lesson, and all of them miraculously change, including Lucretzia, who becomes "...a civilized little angel!" Cole's richly irreverent, full-color cartoon creations will be relished by youngsters even if they don't accept the unlikely transformations. Bad Habits! is sure to be a rollicking read-aloud, and independent readers will be compelled to share choice bits.-Jody McCoy, The Bush School, Seattle, WA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Cole (The Un-Wedding, 1998, etc.) takes on Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's territory with some of the same dramatic results. Among Lucretzia Crum's nicer bad habits are burping, spitting, swearing, and tantrum-throwing. Her classmates want to be like her, which alarms their parents. Lucretzia's father is a mad scientist, but his creations, including the "Blowfart Inhaler Suit" and the "Anti-foul-mouth soap" only have a temporary effect on Lucretzia. When she demands a birthday party, her parents seize the opportunity. While Lucretzia and friends trash the house, the party is invaded by monsters—wonderfully warty creatures with red mouths or blue bristles—who eat all the food and steal all the presents. Lucretzia's parents explain that those monsters were once children who behaved as badly as she does. Lucretzia and her friends are appalled at the idea, and Lucretzia reforms on the spot. Cole wisely reveals who those monsters really were, without diluting the comic impact of their presence. This book will not go unnoticed by children who admire all things gross. (Picture book. 4-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140564518
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/1/1999
  • Series: Picture Puffin Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 8.98 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.16 (d)

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