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The Little Brute Family (My Readers - Level 2 (Quality)) [Paperback]

Russell Hoban , Lillian Hoban
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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  • Paperback: 39 pages
  • Publisher: Square Fish; Reprint edition (8 Nov 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312563736
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312563738
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 15 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 724,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Little Brute Family The Little Brute Family members eat gravel for breakfast, never say "please" or "thank you" and kick, yell, punch, and shove. But one day everything changes when Baby Brute finds a "lost good feeling" wandering around in a field of daisies and brings it home. Full-color illustrations.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Little Brute Family 4 Jun 2013
By Maura
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A lovely book that my children enjoyed and wanted to share it with my grandchildren. Lovely illustrations and very appealing message!
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4.0 out of 5 stars the little brute family (book) 11 Jan 2012
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A nice book for teaching children. They enjoyed listening to the story and I can use it again and again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely 28 May 2006
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A lovely book about the little Brute family. At first they don't enjoy life much: making kites that don't fly, and eating stone stew, then things change and they start saying please and thankyou and enjoying simple things.

Really lovely book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Children's book ever! 12 Nov 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Library Binding
Just like many others who've reviewed this book, I had it as a child and have been searching to find another copy for my children. This is the sweetest, purest kind of story telling that transcends generations and should never go out of print (as it has)! My children appreciate this lovely tale just as much as I did. If you are fortunate enough to find a copy, you will surely appreciate these two wonderful authors.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars kindness and love transform relationships 15 Jan 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
How unfortunate that this book is out of print! My children loved this book. My husband and I loved this book and loved reading it aloud to our children. Now I want a copy for my grandchildren! In a delightful and humorous, uniquely Russell Hoban fashion, this book shows how kindness and love transform human relationships. The illustrations by Lillian Hoban are much loved by children and adults alike.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This truly wonderful book should be reprinted! 30 Aug 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a simple story in which the grumpy Brute familychanges from being cross and mean to each other to being friendly and doing things together. This transformation is effected without any preachiness - being nice and more sociable is simply more fun. The illustrations are wonderful. The Brutes don't look very brutish, with their furriness and soft colors, just bad tempered and adorably ugly. Mother Brute's messy beehive hairdo is about as scary-looking as it gets. If the badgers from A Bargain for Frances (same illustrator) had some distant feral relatives, they might look like the Brutes. It's a great book that I loved as a child, and that adults like also. The Stone Doll of Sister Brute is as good (better, actually), and Harvey's Hideout (by the same team) has a similar theme, but features muskrats. These books are also challenging to find. The Hobans' much reprinted Frances books are sweet, but the Brute family books are also wonderful creations, less mild and a lot funnier. They definitely deserve to be reprinted as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars REPRINT REPRINT! 17 April 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Please don't let future generations miss such a wonderful book. I hope the publisher hears this and reprints! It is a treasured memory from childhood that other children should not miss!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Brute Family 16 Dec 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Please bring back in print! Either paper or cloth! Libraries, Schools, Folks say "PLEASE!" The little brutes are needed NOW. Respectfully, Their Fans
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