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The Truth About Cousin Ernie's Head

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Sure, there's turkey when this family comes together at Thanksgiving, but mostly the holiday is just a chance for everyone to bicker like crazy! Matthew McElligott combines hilarious drawings with computer generated movie clips to give his off-beat story a unique look. Full color.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Simon & Schuster
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A very cute story to talk about how families sometimes argue and have a difference opinion on how things happen. We love our families the way they are, despite their flaws, and this book shows just that. I would recommend this book for younger children because of the humor about what happened to his head and the language.
Gene Kannenberg Jr
What a strange little book! Crazy family arguments are "settled" in an unusual way, with disastrous results. Some innovative visual storytelling (which I won't give away here) which adds to the fun. The library categorizes it as a Holiday book, because it takes place at Thanksgiving, but it's a good read for anytime.
This strange little thanksgiving tale is not typical fodder about the runaway turkey but instead about the family relationships. A message in this book for adult readers, no doubt. Finding a family film causes discomfort as all the usual family bickering ceases when the truths are revealed. Interesting.
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Matt McElligott is the double-talking author of many half-baked books for children, including Even Monsters Need Haircuts, Benjamin Franklinstein Lives!, The Lion's Share, Bean Thirteen, and two Backbeard the Pirate adventures. He sleeps on half a double bed and puts half-and-half in his double espresso. He loves cake, but doesn't like to share, even with an elephant.
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