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My Brother Louis Measures Worms: And Other Louis Stories

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  106 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
How is it that Louis has been driving his mother's car around town if he's only eight years old?

Where did the cat go to have her kittens?

Who won the free wedding?

Whether it's costume parades, mysterious paint allergies, or bicycle disasters, there's never a dull moment when the Lawson family is around!
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 12th 2005 by HarperCollins (first published October 1st 1988)
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Becky
Mar 03, 2009 Becky rated it liked it
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I honestly didn't know how to rate this book. It's very funny, and it's not easy to write funny. I'd probably give it 5 stars if I were rating it on its merits alone. But I'm also rating it as a book for children, which is what it's billed as -- it has a colorful kids' book cover and is typeset sort of like a Beverly Cleary book in a semi-large font. But at the risk of sounding like a prude, I have to note that it contains a few off-color words and an entire chapter on a neighbor woman who gets ...more
Sarah
May 21, 2009 Sarah rated it it was amazing
I adore this book. It's a lot of fun because the family seems so normal and yet they are incredibly wacky at the same time. I read this book as a child and recently found it (sans front and back cover) mixed in with a bunch of old things from home. I read it again, not expecting much but was surprised to find I still laughed out loud in places and wanted to read paragraphs out loud for my husband to enjoy. It's more than just a book about Louis, though he does measure worms, drive a car and win ...more
Phoebe
Jan 25, 2010 Phoebe rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Kezia, Lisa, Sue
Bagthorpes, move over. This often hysterically funny book introduces the seemingly normal Lawson family, whose attempts at normalcy are frequently foiled by their many peculiar relatives. Adults may possibly enjoy this book more than children. For example: the book opens unforgettably with the saga of the new car that Mr. Lawson buys for his wife, who loathes driving, but doesn't notice when Louis, then aged 8, begins to drive the car around town and does so for a whole year before the truth com ...more
Robyn
Jan 23, 2008 Robyn rated it really liked it
Read at the dinner table. We all loved this book of stories, there was a lot of laughter in our house when this book was opened. Some of these stories are still mentioned in our house; especially "Louis at the Wheel".

There was one story I did not read out loud to the kids: "Louisa May and the Facts of Life". But Luke and I enjoyed it after the kids where in bed.
Charlie Moses
May 11, 2015 Charlie Moses rated it it was amazing
This collection of short stories is published as a juvenile book, but I see so many nuances that shine for an adult reader. This is an enjoyable book with an eclectic cast of characters that I will long remember.
Kelsy Morrison
Jun 02, 2015 Kelsy Morrison rated it really liked it
I loved The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and I love this book as well, as did my husband and kids. The author has a knack for ordinary hilarity.
Cathleen
Nov 10, 2009 Cathleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens-lit
Absolutely hysterical. I actually liked this book more than "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." A must read!
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I grew up in a southern Ohio river town -- Portsmouth -- and that small town atmosphere has affected most of my writing.
My mother, widowed when I was three years old, taught school for forty-nine years in that same small town, and her major (indeed, only) extravagance was books. I grew up with, and quickly adopted, the notion that reading was the only way to fill up every scrap of loose time you
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