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Meet Walter.And better yet, turn the pages and --meet his staff. The Gum Guy, who archives his chewed-up gum. His Homework Helper who does...well, you know. A complete Dream Team, to do his sleeping for him...And thats only the beginning!This laugh-out-loud picture book is a dream come true for any kid who has ever wanted someone else to kiss Aunt Winnie or eat their lima ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 11th 1998 by HarperCollins
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Wendy
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Maybe could use this story to start a conversation with young students about what can happen if you have someone else do things for you and don't learn to do them for yourself.
Dave Koll
Nov 13, 2011 rated it did not like it
This is a horrible book that follows a lazy, spoiled child as he fobs off all his chores and responsibilities onto his "staff." It teaches children to "never do what [they] can pay someone else to do" and promotes both dishonesty and the practice of surrounding oneself with sycophants. The main character is a friendless, narcissistic brat who pays people to lose to him in games, laugh at his jokes, lie to his parents for him, and then take the punishment if he gets in trouble. I'm pretty sure th ...more
Angela
Feb 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Each character in the book had a special job that they did for the kid. The kid just came across as stuck up. I feel like the book set a bad example about if you had enough money you could just pay somebody to do everything for you. I suppose this book did a good job showing how a business is run. The illustrations were cool but I wish all the characters were more well rounded.
Salsabrarian
Amusing story about a boy who has his own personal staff to do his dirty work: take baths, provide straws, eat vegetables, lose to him at games, etc.
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Born in Abingdon, Pennsylvania, she earned her B.A. from Harvard University in 1975. Her writing has appeared in the The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vogue, and The Atlantic Monthly. Marx is a former writer for Saturday Night Live and Rugrats, and one of the first two women elected to the Harvard Lampoon.[1][2] She is the author of the 2007 novel
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