Monday, January 4, 2010

Is Your Family Weird?

Most kids think their families are weird, but they haven’t lived in the village of Eel-Smack-By-The-Bay and they haven't lived in the Bellweathers' lighthouse home. Now at the beginning of a new year might be a good time to introduce your tweens and young teens to these highly creative and, well, yes, odd family members.


LEAVING THE BELLWEATHERS by Kirstin Clark Venuti.

This weird family is composed of triplets, two teenagers, a pet albino alligator, and parents who believe in giving children full rein over their own intellectual pursuits. Who cleans up the inevitable messes? The put-upon butler tells this tale of plot and planning as he anticipates his release from a rather unusual term of employment which actually began 200 years ago. It's OK to turn your middle grade reader loose with these quirky characters. No parental restrictions needed. This book is pure fun. Unless you are the Bellweather butler.

2 comments:

  1. Okay. I'm going to have to read this one!!! Joan, you're doing a fabulous job. There's so much to read, but how wonderful that I can look to you for advice!!
    Stay warm.
    Hugs
    Kathye

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  2. Thanks Joan, for the book suggestions and insight. I'm gonna read this one!

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