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Mr Twigg's Mistake by Robert Lawson
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Oct 04, 11

really liked it

I saw this in the library a few weeks ago and snagged it to read to my kids, as I had remembered reading it multiple times myself as a child. It's still pretty funny, and while the end is a bit sad, it's not as sad as I had remembered, due to Lawson's skill, I think. At least, my kids were not too upset by it.

Squirt's dad is a fun character to read, although I think much of his sarcasm was lost on my kids (oldest is 7), but they seemed to follow the story pretty well, and they say they enjoyed it. I enjoyed revisiting it. One of the characters, based on her dialect, must be the "colored help" (The book was written in 1947; I found the character depiction inoffensive, given the time.), although that was never specifically mentioned. I did tone down the dialect when reading, but that was for my own comfort and for clarity.

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