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The Topsy Turvies

4.27  ·  Rating Details ·  15 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Mr. and Mrs. Topsy-Turvy, and their children Fern and Vern, are the most fun babysitters in the world. Lucy certainly isn't complaining when her mother asks the Topsy-Turvies to watch her -- in no time at all she's drawing on the floor and watching TV standing on her head just like the rest of the family. This is a laugh-out-loud delight chock-full of candy-colored artwork ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by Puffin (first published 1996)
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Aug 31, 2015 Amelia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The topsy turvies are anything but your normal family, they wake up at midnight, they eat on the bed, the kids taught the parents and they even watched tv upside down. They go to watch Mrs. Plumb's house but suddenly a burger comes! Luckily they manage to scare him off before Mrs. Plumb comes back. This book is all around one of my favorite books of all time. The odd concept of parents being treated like kids and kids being allowed to do whatever they want is very funny and clever. The ...more
This book is a very silly book. I thought that the pictures drove the point home about just how ridiculous the family is and that it is a fictional piece.
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Simon's wacky family is odd to be sure, but I'm convinced young readers would love this.
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Francesca Simon was born in St Louis, Missouri, grew up in California, and attended both Yale and Oxford Universities, where she specialised in Medieval Studies. How this prepared her to write children’s books she cannot imagine, but it did give her a thorough grounding in alliteration.

She then threw away a lucrative career as a medievalist and worked as a freelance journalist, writing for the Sun
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