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A perfectly messed-up story

by McDonnell, Patrick, 1956-

Format: Print Book 2014
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Summary
In this interactive and engaging read-aloud, bestselling author and award-winning artist Patrick McDonnell creates a funny, engaging, and almost perfect story about embracing life's messes.
Little Louie's story keeps getting messed up, and he's not happy about it! What's the point of telling his tale if he can't tell it perfectly? But when he stops and takes a deep breath, he realizes that everything is actually just fine, and his story is a good one--imperfections and all.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Little Louie is excited to be in his very own story. It starts out pretty simply: on a pleasant, pastoral background, the story begins, Once upon a time, little Louie went skipping merrily along. Tra la la la,' he sang. For in his heart, Louie knew everything was just . . . but it doesn't get much farther than that because, out of nowhere, a blob of jelly lands on the page, followed by a bigger blob of chunky peanut butter. The realistic food stains are soon joined by grimy fingerprints and orange juice, and Louie decides to start from the top. This time, however, he is beleaguered by crayon scribbles. Though the trashed picture book is not a new device, this iteration is a fun one kiddos who get messy with their books will likely giggle at a character's reaction to the surprise splatters, and the cartoonish Louie, sparely composed of just a few brushstrokes, has some over-the-top reactions. Pair this with Jon Scieszka's Battle Bunny (2013) and maybe a napkin.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Starred Review. Louie, one of McDonnell's adorable button-nosed creatures, is in the middle of his own story, singing happily when he notices some jelly on the pages. It's not just a drawing-the photographic blob looks very real, as if readers had spilled jelly on their own book. Then a splotch of peanut butter lands on Louie's head. "My story is getting all messed up!" he cries. A flurry of fingerprints, a splash of orange juice, and crayon scribbles soon follow. "This is the worst thing ever!" Louie wails, arms flailing wildly. The official-looking narration that starts and restarts as the book progresses ("This is Louie's story") turns out to be a kind of coach, an objective voice that urges Louie to take the long view. "I'm still here," he concludes. "You're still reading. And it is a pretty good story, messes and all." Louie's exaggerated reactions to the growing mess will trigger laughs with every page turn. Yet McDonnell (The Monster's Monster) excels at reminding his characters-and readers-that it's possible to keep it together even when life has jelly all over it. Ages 3-6. Agent: Henry Dunow, Dunow, Carlson & Lerner. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Books and reading -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2014
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 25 cm
ISBN 9780316222587
0316222585
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