What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

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SOLVED: Children's/YA > 70's kids bk - lazy boy has machine to get him ready [s]

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message 1: by Emily (new)

Emily (emilyplays) | 2 comments I've looked high & low for this one! It is a book from the early 70's about a boy who is too lazy to get up and get dressed in the morning. It is heavily illustrated and the art has a vaguely Sendak look to it. He falls through the book/machine that tips him out of bed, washes him, brushes his teeth, puts on his clothes and feeds him breakfast (scrambled eggs and bacon I believe). Then the machine goes awry or maybe he accidentally gets tipped out of bed head first and it all goes wrong. The main imagery is that he is falling through the floors of his house as the machine gets him ready for school in the morning. In the end he has his toes full of scrambled eggs. Why did this book make such an impression??! Thank you for any help!


message 2: by Emily (new)

Emily (emilyplays) | 2 comments Wow - as soon as I posted this, I found it! I changed my search a bit and voila!

"Lazy Tommy Pumpkinhead"
~ William Pene Du Bois


message 3: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 39607 comments Mod
Awesome book.


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