Yes, I am very late to the game on this one. I would like to thank this book for giving me faith in middle grade fiction. If for some reason you’ve skipped this book (like big dumb Ingrid), hop to it. You won’t be sorry. It is rife with Lemony-Snicket-esque goodness:
When I was little, my mother used to say, “Oh, you’re so cute! Look at those little arms! Look at those little legs! Look at that little tookie!” (That was my mother’s word for my bottom.) And then she’d say, “I’m going to eat you up!” And she said it like she meant it.
Has your parent ever said something like that to you? Most parents say that kind of thing all the time, you know. It’s totally normal. Just be careful not to let them actually taste you.
~Love and Libraries, Ingrid