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The Worst Goes South

The Worst Goes South

1995 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: James Stevenson
ISBN: 0688130593
Mr. Worst is cantankerous, irascible, and adored by children. In his latest misadventure, his town decides to hold a Harvest Festival in the vacant lot next to his house. Worst is horrified at the thought of all the festivities, of course. Awakened in the night by the polka band rehearsing, he storms into the rehearsal where the cheerful band leader asks him what he would like to hear. His response is "Total silence!" He escapes the sounds by climbing into his 1959 Edsel and heading for Florida and a big surprise. The comedic text flows so smoothly that one might suspect James Stevenson and the worst person in the world are well known to each other.
Kemie Nix   ©1995 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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