Friday, September 7, 2007

Maybelle in the Soup written by Katie Speck, illustrated by Paul Rátz de Tagyos

This is an amusing story about a cockroach, Maybelle, and flea, Henry, who live in the house of a fastidious couple, Mr. and Mrs. Peabody. (Mr. Peabody looks remarkably like Oliver Hardy.) Maybelle is no longer satisfied eating crumbs off the floor, and so sets out to taste some food from a plate, which puts into motion a series of humorous events that include the Peabodys trying to rid their house of bugs, and Maybelle and Henry narrowly escaping.

I will be interested to see what the kids think of this one. I suspect that the kids in
second grade and younger will enjoy the humor. It also seems likely that we will see more stories about Maybelle and Henry in the future.

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