Parents' Guide to

The Ugly Guide to the Uglyverse

By Kate James, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Offbeat world engages the most reluctant readers.

Book David Horvath Humor 2008
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Meant for kids who already have their beds covered with the pillow-like Uglydolls, this book is almost as quirky as the expressions on the creatures' faces. It welcomes kids to their world of weirdness where a donut elevator takes everyone to work. Everywhere readers look there's a burst of color, absurdity, and clever asides from Uglyverse citizens.

Never does this book reach the creativity of the worlds Dr. Seuss created -- and it certainly doesn't contain any life lessons -- but it may lead very reluctant readers in that direction of appreciation. It's a start.

Book Details

  • Author: David Horvath
  • Genre: Humor
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Publication date: April 22, 2008
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 7
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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