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Miss Mary Pennynickle's Tales of Torment for Toddlers (Miss Mary Pennynickle)

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Miss Mary Pennynickle was a very stern elementary school teacher in the late 19th century into the 20th century. She used many stories to teach her students valuable lessons, such as proper behavior and respect for one's elders.

The nature of Miss Mary Pennynickle’s stories and poems have been described by historians as “bizarre”, “macabre” and “very disturbing.” They are b
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Kindle Edition, 22 pages
Published (first published August 7th 2010)
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Cindy C Bennett
Dec 15, 2010 Cindy C Bennett rated it it was amazing
Wickedly delicious. Definitely need a warped sense of humor for this one. Can't wait for another!
Mae
Apr 06, 2012 Mae rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Macabre Readers
'Your soul will be torn from your body at night, so be nice to the help. Goodbye. Nighty night.'

The quote above is my favourite. If you want some kids to have one hell of a nightmare, then I suggest you read this book to them. I bet they will never even try to go to the bathroom by themselves again. Hahaha! This book is refreshingly cruel and witty.
Meghan
Oct 19, 2013 Meghan rated it it was amazing
This is a book of short stories "for children."

1) The Three Lost Bunnies
2) How Big Boys Poop
3) Tommy's Day at the Fair
4) A Day at the Beach

This is my kind of children's book haha. I love how they veer off in ways that you don't expect them to. I definitely need to get the other books in the series. :)
Chris
Jun 04, 2011 Chris rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Robert Rankin, Terry Pratchett fans
Really funny. I always had my doubts about rabbits.

So yes, DeSalvo does need to remember the period. Yet, the stories told in this collection, largely in poetry are extremely funny and twisted fairy tales. Well worth the .99 charge for the Kindle.

DeSalvo must be the love child of Poe, Rankin, and Pratchett; if that's possible.
Library
Dec 27, 2013 Library rated it it was ok
A very quick read - only a story and 3 poems. Nonetheless creative and macabre so that they are a fun Halloween spirited diversion.
Cathie Danberg
Oct 10, 2013 Cathie Danberg rated it liked it
Sick, twisted and dark...loved it! I have a new found fear of bunnies.
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