I Can't Take You Anywhere!

Overview

Here is the remarkable story of Amy Audrey Perkins. She was kind of a klutz. Things just seemed to happen wherever she went. But suddenly, something changed, and it seems that she is not the only klutz in the world.

When the klutzy Amy Audrey Perkins is as good as gold at Aunt Linda's wedding her relatives are so surprised that they have an accident.

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Overview

Here is the remarkable story of Amy Audrey Perkins. She was kind of a klutz. Things just seemed to happen wherever she went. But suddenly, something changed, and it seems that she is not the only klutz in the world.

When the klutzy Amy Audrey Perkins is as good as gold at Aunt Linda's wedding her relatives are so surprised that they have an accident.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In a starred review of this Newbery Honor book, the first in a series, PW said, "This effervescent chapter book recounts some memorable moments from the author's early years at an address readers will eagerly revisit in subsequent tales." Ages 7-10. (Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Amy Audrey always seems to get into a mess and ends up embarrassing family members whom she happens to be with. Each time an aunt, uncle or grandparent takes her out, they return saying "Never again!" Aunt Linda is getting married and Amy Audrey desperately wants to go. She manages to be perfect, no spilled food and no disasters, but a sudden chain of events brings chaos. Amy Audrey serenely looks at the aunts and uncles and declares, "I can't take you anywhere!" Kids will get the humor and wish that they, like Amy Audrey, could always have the last word.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2Accident-prone Amy Audrey longs to go to exciting places with her aunts and uncles, but her excursions always end in disastershe falls into the fish pond at the museum, drops the collection plate in church, etc. At Aunt Linda's wedding, everyone is prepared for the worst, but the girl's behavior is so impeccable that Aunt Susan drops her fork in surprise, causing a series of mishaps that ends with all of the relatives in a messy heap on the floor. Amy Audrey is an appealing heroine who wants to please adults, but also wants to be herself. The text is written in short, rhythmic sentences that read aloud well, and listeners will want to repeat the refrain along with the aunts and uncles: "Amy Audrey, I declare? I can't take you anywhere!" The watercolor and pen-and-ink cartoons feature figures with exaggerated heads and large, white eyes. Humorous details include Amy's rabbit-shaped slippers and a box of Band-Aids emblazoned with the word "Ouch!" Children who often feel powerless in an adult world will savor Amy's moment of triumph when she surveys the mess the grown-ups have made and declares, "I can't take you anywhere!"Dawn Amsberry, Oakland Public Library, CA
Kirkus Reviews
Amy Audrey Perkins, the pint-sized protagonist of this picture book from Naylor (Saving Shiloh, p. 1114, etc.), is a fumble-fist. She spills things or knocks them over, loses her balance, blunders; she's such a public embarrassment that, despite her pleas, she gets left behind when others go out. When Aunt Lydia's wedding looms, Amy Audrey isn't sure she will be invited (a very real menace of abandonment lurks beneath the story's surface). She does get the invite, breezes through the wedding without a hitch, and watches as the tables turn: All the other family members are reduced to stumblers and bumblers. Naylor doesn't try for cleverness as she goes straight to the heart of the matter: Everyone goofs up occasionally. Kaminsky's characters—with their outsized heads, great doe eyes, and bad hair—have an immediate appeal, although Amy Audrey is the only one who, by her small stature, really stands out from the pack.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689841163
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,071,648
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written more than 135 books, including the Newbery Award–winning Shiloh and the Alice series. She lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland. To hear from Phyllis and find out more about Alice, visit AliceMcKinley.com.

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