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5.0 out of 5 stars A tender, humorous fantasy with a good social message.
I have been a school librarian for over 20 years and would rate this one tops in its appeal as a read-aloud for third graders. I especially appeciated the way it showed how family is created - the gradual movement away from self-centeredness to mutual caring and support. I found it a tender, funny book, and so did the kids.
Published on 11 Jun 1999

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1.0 out of 5 stars doesn't live up to promise
This books fails to deliver on its promise of an outrageously funny book although it has its mements. For one thing, Margaret does not appear until Chapter 9, and the beginning chapters could be condensed into 2 or 3 snappy chapters. Margaret has no redeeming qualitites to engage a reader much less an animal family, and the description of her selfish, slovenly habits...
Published on 16 Feb 1998


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1.0 out of 5 stars doesn't live up to promise, 16 Feb 1998
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This books fails to deliver on its promise of an outrageously funny book although it has its mements. For one thing, Margaret does not appear until Chapter 9, and the beginning chapters could be condensed into 2 or 3 snappy chapters. Margaret has no redeeming qualitites to engage a reader much less an animal family, and the description of her selfish, slovenly habits becomes tedious rather than funny. One wonders why her human family would miss her and, further yet, change for the better as a result of her absence. Although Margaret redeems herself slightly in the next to last chapter, by then it is hard to care. The one totally delightful aspect of this book is the art work of Jon Agee. However, the charming art cannot atone for the disappointment of a book purchased with high hopes as a read-aloud to second and third graders.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A tender, humorous fantasy with a good social message., 11 Jun 1999
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I have been a school librarian for over 20 years and would rate this one tops in its appeal as a read-aloud for third graders. I especially appeciated the way it showed how family is created - the gradual movement away from self-centeredness to mutual caring and support. I found it a tender, funny book, and so did the kids.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tor Seidler has another great book!, 28 July 1999
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Tor seidler is my cousin, and always gives me his books for Christmas, or his mom does, but usually I don't get around to reading them, but this praticular one intrigued me, so I decided to see what it was like. I found myself indulged in an exciting and hysterical plot. This is a great read!
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