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Jan 16, 2016 The Brothers rated it liked it · review of another edition
Ima Bean starts a chain reaction of mishaps by accidentally breaking Grandpaw Bean's fishing pole (the whole family is named after some sort of bean, e.g. Lima, Chili etc.). So after wreaking her havoc on the entire farm Ima decides to run away, but then learns of the forgiveness of families. Written in a "hick" vernacular that got a little tedious after awhile.
This book is really fun to read with a hillbilly accent. It's fun and cute, and the main message is that you can mess things up royally and your family will still love you. I only rated it 4 instead of 5 because we didn't read it enough times for me to be sure if it was Eleanor's favorite as much as mine.
This is a fun read-aloud book that teaches you're loved no matter how many mistakes you make. I loved the names of the characters and how the story starts with just one simple mistake and then rolls into a whole mountain of trouble. Highly recommended.
I grew up in North Carolina and Kentucky, an ardent fan of anything that smacked of sports, crawdads, mud balls, forts built in the woods, secret codes, bicycles without fenders, butter pecan ice cream, and snow. I was, however, decidedly uninterested in writing-or any academic aspect of school, for that matter-never imagining that at the age of thirty-five I would become a published author. And y ...moreMore about Tom Birdseye...