Uh-oh Cleo: I Barfed on Mrs. Kenly

Uh-oh Cleo: I Barfed on Mrs. Kenly

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by Jessica Harper, Jon Berkeley
     
 

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An icky uh-oh moment makes for an entertaining story.

Cleo has been bonked on the head by an avalanche of toys and had to wear underwear for a hat in a snowstorm, but nothing compares to the trauma of barfing on Mrs. Kenly's fur coat. On the way to a birthday party, a combination of carsickness and too many pancakes turns Cleo green in the face, and before

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An icky uh-oh moment makes for an entertaining story.

Cleo has been bonked on the head by an avalanche of toys and had to wear underwear for a hat in a snowstorm, but nothing compares to the trauma of barfing on Mrs. Kenly's fur coat. On the way to a birthday party, a combination of carsickness and too many pancakes turns Cleo green in the face, and before anything can be done, her friend's mom's fancy coat is a big, barfy mess. Cleo has never been so mortified, but kind grown-ups and good friends soon make her feel as if nothing even happened.

Editorial Reviews

Horn Book
The illustrated, very short chapters, Cleo's easy-to-relate-to emotions, and her good humor are just right for newly independent readers.
Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati J.D.
Eight-year-old Cleo is an adorable protagonist. But I do not know how many elementary school students will be able to relate to the fur-coat wearing adults in this book. The carsick part will surely strike a chord, but much is made of the fur-coat-wearing ladies who are the mothers of Cleo's group. In addition to the fur coats, Cleo and her sister use straws to pretend they are smoking cigarettes. Cleo comes from a big, noisy, fun family and her mother has got to be the sweetest, most unflappable mother of six that has ever lived. The family, with its chaos and parties and dog, is one that children will enjoy inhabiting, at least for the duration of the story. Cleo is quite self-aware for an eight-year-old; her thoughts seem more in tune with those of middle schoolers. For example, "I was so embarrassed, I felt like I was on fire," and "...I DID want to go home, of course, so I could lock myself in the bathroom and YELL until the embarrassment went away (which would probably take about 50 years)." Despite Cleo's embarrassing predicament (after all she did barf on Mrs. Kenly and her fur coat), she rebounds nicely, thanks to the support and encouragement from her circle of friends and their parents. This title is one in the publisher's "Uh oh, Cleo" series. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati, J.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399246739
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/07/2010
Series:
Uh-oh, Cleo Series , #3
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jessica Harper is an award-winning actress with numerous film, theatre and television roles to her credit. She’s perhaps best known for co-starring roles in such films as Woody Allen’s “Stardust Memories,” “Pennies From Heaven,” with Steve Martin and “My Favorite Year” with Peter O’Toole.  Her recordings for children have won many awards, including multiple Parents’ Choice Gold Awards and NAPPA awards. When Rounder Records released Harper’s latest recording, “Inside Out,” in 2001, the LA Times said “…children’s music doesn’t get better than this.”  In addition, Harper has written several books for children, including “I Forgot My Shoes” and “I Like Where I Am” from Penguin Putnam.

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Uh-oh Cleo: I Barfed on Mrs. Kenly 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is good but not my age!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;-(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U should. Friends are great. Gtgtb
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dude rad awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pooooooooooopy book. :(