Friday, September 11, 2015

Meet the Dullards (Sara Pennypacker)

At first, when we read this story, my students weren't quite sure how to take it. Why in the world would someone WANT to be so dull? As we got more into the story they began to really enjoy the irony of it all. Who really wants to watch paint dry? Who chooses to watch the black screen on the tv? Do parents really want to inflict boring lives on their children? Well, the Dullards do! This is an entertaining story with sophisticated humor.

In the tradition of The Stupids, Meet the Dullards is a clever and irreverent picture book about a comically boring family, from bestselling author Sara Pennypacker and illustrator Daniel Salmieri.

Their home is boring. Their food is plain. Their lives are monotonous. And Mr. and Mrs. Dullard like it that way.

But their children—Blanda, Borely, and Little Dud—have other ideas. . . .

Never has dullness been so hilarious than in this deadpan, subversive tale.

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