The Kids of Cattywampus Street

Book review by Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media
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age 7+

Sweet, offbeat short stories filled with fun absurdities.

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age 7+

Love this book!

This book is so funny, so strange, so bizarre, and so wonderful. It's reminiscent of some early 20th century British humor--warped, a little dark and scary, perfect for young kids who love to laugh. While some adults might think it's "too weird" for kids, don't forget kids can handle much more than most adults think they can. And this book is written FOR kids not for adults! I would have loved this when I was a kid! The seemingly randomness and wonky magical happenings in each story is almost as if a kid thought them up and the narrator's voice speaks directly to the young reader. The kids are all from a range of diverse socio economic backgrounds and different family arrangements, gender stereotypes are non-existent. Get this book into the hands of your kids! Let their imaginations run wild! There is a lot to take away from this book--if you are a teacher, have kids tell or write their own strange stories!

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