Make Like a Tree and Leave
The rollicking adventure begun in Everyone Else's Parents Said Yes continues in this humorous story from the bestselling author of The Cat Ate My Gymsuit. The wacky Matthew Martin is back with more antics, this time as chairman of the class's Mummy Committee.
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A fun little book about the trials and tribulations of being a school kid...and being mummified in plaster. Was a book from my childhood, so a bit of a trip down memory lane. Read full review
When I was a youngster, back when this garbage book was first released (it says 1992 on here, but I was thinking it was spring of 1991), I wrote a review that was printed in the San Francisco Chronicle or the San Francisco Examiner. This review was part of some section where kids write reviews of books, and after the review, the child's name and age show. My name and age came after a sparkling review for this book. This review was a lie, as I found the book utterly boring. I figured there must be something wrong with me for not enjoying this book, and so I wrote that it was wonderful. The newspaper had made it clear that reviews need not be positive, but since the whole concoction promised a check in my name, I thought I better not chance it by revealing myself as a schmuck.
Now, years later, I'd like to come clean and say that this book stinks. Or should I say it stunk? I don't remember much of it, other than that I found it to be a book that was supposed to be funny like Judy Blume's Superfudge, but was actually as painful to finish reading as it was to finish watching an episode of Full House (at least my mom didn't ever bait me into doing that). All I know is that I will refuse to ever recommend this book ever again, unless perhaps I have a gun pointed at my head, in which case I would still hopefully do the selfless and humane thing and not be so careless as to write something that might cause someone to suffer as I once did.
I hope that you do not subject your child to this book's weak attempts at humor, or else you'll risk having them eventually use precious minutes of their lives writing negative Google reviews such as this one.