Hoover's Bride by David Small, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Hoover's Bride
  • Alternative view 1 of Hoover's Bride
  • Alternative view 2 of Hoover's Bride

Hoover's Bride

by David Small
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Let the Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's reading experience -- laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!

Category: Humor
"Her name was Elektra. He bought her a ring / And he didn't buy her just any old thing. / A grapefruit-size diamond was what Hoover chose / In a size that would fit on the end of her hose

Overview

Let the Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's reading experience -- laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!

Category: Humor
"Her name was Elektra. He bought her a ring / And he didn't buy her just any old thing. / A grapefruit-size diamond was what Hoover chose / In a size that would fit on the end of her hose."
In this hilarious, wacky "love story," the clueless Mr. Hoover gets married to Elektra, the vaccuum cleaner of his dreams. After being pronounced man and appliance, the two go on a honeymoon -- where Elektra promptly runs off with a lawn mower. But all is not lost for Mr. Hoover, who soon finds a much more conventional bride.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Amy Timberlake
Beware the seduction of household appliances! Muck and dirt surrounded Mr. Hoover until an Elektra vacuum cleaner sucked the grunge from his life-so he married it (the vacuum cleaner, that is). Then one providential night, after tucking Elektra into her traveling case, he awoke to a terrible noise. Bustling down the hall and knocking on the door, he found a woman having a conversation with her husband-a husband that just happened to be a lawn mower. Whimsically illustrated and narrated, the story trips merrily along.
School Library Journal
Gr 3 UpThe front cover of this book is in the form of a formal wedding invitation and it invites readers to the marriage of man and machine at the swanky Dunes Hotel. How Oliver Hoover and his bride Elektra, a Vac-U-Lux model #O-U-QT vacuum cleaner, met and were married is told in amusing rhyming couplets. When Mr. Hoover finds his bride missing, he quickly takes steps to find her, but gets off the track when he meets a woman in similar distress. Her husband, a power lawn mower, is also missing. The human couple fall in love immediately, are married, and live happily ever after, she pushing a hand mower and he flitting about with a feather duster. And the machines? They are seen rusting in the city junk yard, unable to go anywhere without humans to provide the power. The moral: Humans shouldn't depend solely on machines because they can't get anywhere by themselves. The witty cartoon illustrations in watercolor, pen, and black ink are well suited to the nonsense verse. Even though the couplets don't scan perfectly, the humor carries them. This story may be outrageous for some, but it's all in fun and the moral makes it worth considering in these machine-dominated times.Virginia Golodetz, St. Michael's College, Winooski, VT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439812184
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Series:
Scholastic Bookshelf Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >