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The Good Little Girl Library Binding – Sep 2000


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  • Library Binding
  • Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush (Sept. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0613253523
  • ISBN-13: 978-0613253529
  • Product Dimensions: 28.3 x 21.7 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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By A Customer on 10 Feb. 1999
Format: Hardcover
My daughter's elementary school has a "book club" and one of the books that they all read was recently this book: The Good Little Girl, and she brought it home along with two other books to read during the week. Anyway, my husband and I read all three books, but this one was really different. It's a different sort of book, I don't know how to describe it. But my husband and I really loved it. I guess I mean to say, if you are a working parent, this would be a good book to read. And it has a terrific point, it's very family-oriented. It's really a sweet book, but it is very unusual. Also, the pictures are very good. The Good Little Girl is very adult in some ways. It's not a book about some bunny that jumps through the grass, it's about what it feels like to have parents that are too busy to pay attention. And I think that that is a "grown up" kind of topic for a book written for kids. But that is a good thing here with this book. I hope she writes more books.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The perfect book for good little girls and their parents. 15 Aug. 2001
By slomamma - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
My six-year-old daughter fell madly in love with this book the first time she heard it, so much so that she wanted me to read it to her several times a day. At first I was a lot less enchanted with it than she was. ItÕs about a nice little girl who gets tired of being pushed around and lets the monster inside her come out. Literally. The monster is a green creature with bulging red eyes and black fingernails. The pictures of her are truly ugly. The monster gets more and more demanding and out of control until finally the nice little girl canÕt take it any more and comes back out. ItÕs got a good ending, but for me the monster-girl was a little disturbing. I guess I just usually like gentler childrenÕs books.
But the more IÕve read this book (and IÕve read it a LOT!), the more IÕve realized how psychologically acute it is. My daughter is a lot like the "good little girl" Ð most of the time sheÕs neat and polite, and tries very hard to please adults. Those are wonderful qualities, but they can get in our way, too. Less polite kids shove you aside. Adults may overlook your needs because youÕre not loud or insistent enough. Life can be tough for "good" girls. The need to learn to be assertive without letting "the monster" get out of control. And I think the reason my daughter loves this book is that itÕs helping her to do that. In the end, when the good little girl comes back, sheÕs not a pushover anymore. SheÕs still nice, but she tells her parents very clearly and firmly what she wants.
IÕm still not wild about the illustrations in this book (although I must admit theyÕre growing on me), but I now think that for a nice, quiet little girl, this is a perfect book.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Perfect if you don't want to spend time with your kids 27 Mar. 2007
By KP - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I'm horrified that so many have rated this book with more than one star. It teaches children that their needs are not important, their parents are justifiably too busy for them, and when they appeal for attention from their parents they are just being selfish. I'm sure this will asuage the guilt of many a parent, but I feel sorry for those darling children that just want to play a game or have pancakes with their parents. Hopefully, they have loving nannies.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Get in touch with your inner Lucretia 26 Dec. 1999
By "alwaysreading" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Wildly original, I bought this after reading the author's other children's book -Beetle Boy. The Good Little Girl should not be overlooked. It's a great story about a sweet, nice, well-behaved girl named Miranda. But her busy, busy, busy parents (sound familiar?) just don't keep all their promises. And eventually, Miranda's alter-ego Lucretia takes over. And Lucretia is fantastic! She tortures her parents in hilarious ways that every kid will howl at. Far from being a guilt-trip for busy parents, this is a great, fun book that all working families can relate to and will enjoy. It's great when a book for kids doesn't "talk down" to kids or feature bunnies worrying about the rain. This is a hip, modern book that's really in touch with today.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
mom and dad liked it even more! 10 Feb. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
My daughter's elementary school has a "book club" and one of the books that they all read was recently this book: The Good Little Girl, and she brought it home along with two other books to read during the week. Anyway, my husband and I read all three books, but this one was really different. It's a different sort of book, I don't know how to describe it. But my husband and I really loved it. I guess I mean to say, if you are a working parent, this would be a good book to read. And it has a terrific point, it's very family-oriented. It's really a sweet book, but it is very unusual. Also, the pictures are very good. The Good Little Girl is very adult in some ways. It's not a book about some bunny that jumps through the grass, it's about what it feels like to have parents that are too busy to pay attention. And I think that that is a "grown up" kind of topic for a book written for kids. But that is a good thing here with this book. I hope she writes more books.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A disturbing book 30 May 2003
By edmundburke - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book thinking it would give my mischievous 5yr old a good way to think about right and wrong. Instead, it encouraged her to do more devious acts (the girl in the story puts pencils up her mother's nose, having her parents clean the chimney with their tongues and makes her father shave all of his hair off. I can only wonder what went wrong in this author's childhood to give him such a bizzare mind.
The illustrations are attrocious.
I did not find any redeeming value in this book. I hope I can sell it at my next yard sale.
My 12 year old daughter read it and thought that "the little girl in this book is a schizophrenic whacko in great need of a certified therapist".
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