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The Silly Family
     

The Silly Family

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by Katherine Pebley O'Neal
 

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Not everyone loves a joke the way Mr. and Mrs. Silly and their kids Billy, Lilly, and Milly do! But somewhere between buzzing handshakes, squirting corsages, knock-knock jokes, and decorating for the church picnic, the family accidentally throws out Mrs. Albright’s prized centerpiece. Oh no! Now what? Kids and parents alike will see themselves or someone they

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Not everyone loves a joke the way Mr. and Mrs. Silly and their kids Billy, Lilly, and Milly do! But somewhere between buzzing handshakes, squirting corsages, knock-knock jokes, and decorating for the church picnic, the family accidentally throws out Mrs. Albright’s prized centerpiece. Oh no! Now what? Kids and parents alike will see themselves or someone they know in this story, and find its happy ending just like good medicine!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1

O'Neal and Huliska-Beith attempt to use humor to push ideas about accepting people for who they are. Grandpa Grumpy's gruff exterior hides a good heart. The Loud family is disruptive at church, but when the mic stops working, Papa Loud is able to read the Bible passage and be heard. The Messy family can't seem to keep their house neat, but they do good works and are wonderful hosts. The Sillys' antics bring laughter to the church picnic. The illustrations are bright, busy, cartoonish, and, well, loud. The characters' red noses make one wonder if they haven't been drinking a bit too much sacramental wine. The use of a different colored, larger font to emphasize volume, jokes, and grumpiness is intrusive and distracting. The overly comical illustrations and tone, while intended to make the religious lessons go down easily, make light of things and are unlikely to appeal to children. In fact, unless one reads the flaps, the points may be completely lost on young listeners. Grandpa Grumpy and The Messy Family are the most successful of the four and may fill a need in places where there is great demand for picture books with a religious bent, but, in most libraries, none of these titles will be missed.-Amy Lilien-Harper, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310869009
Publisher:
Zonderkidz
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Sold by:
Zondervan Publishing
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
378,334
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Katherine Pebley O'Neal lives in Colorado with her one fun husband, four amazing children, and two fat dogs. They are often loud, silly, and messy, all at the same time, which can really make her grumpy. They love her anyway.

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Silly Family 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amy Lilien-Harper, From the Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT, wrote a review of this book that proves that she has issues with books based on faith. This is a review based more on her personal hang ups and not on the simple fact that this book is wonderfully illustrated and has good values. Go hug your dad, Amy, make up with your mom and put your personal angst and envies aside. Once again, a librarian, with a passion for books, who wishes she could write or draw, goes after an easy target, faith. You go, Laura and Katherine! Amy needs a silly time out! and a hug.