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A Perfectly Messed-Up Story

By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Cartoon character scolds the reader in funny tale.

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A PERFECTLY MESSED-UP STORY is lots of fun. Louie is an endearing cartoon character whose reactions to the obstacles he encounters are exaggerated and comic. When things go wrong, he acts out in the way we'd all like to. Kids will laugh at both Louie's overblown reactions and at the idea of the book itself, that it's getting more and more fouled with every turn of the page. Those bits of peanut butter and jelly aren't just small smears; they're big, gloppy blobs.

Kids will love being in on the joke, that there's a story within a story. And the book is topped off with a positive message: It's good to persevere.

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