Synopses & Reviews
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Murdley Gurdson is a spectacularly accident-prone boy. He falls into wastebaskets! He drops only the most valuable vases. Worse yet: and#8220;Whatever happened, it was usually his fault.and#8221; One day, as Murdley is taking a walk, a bird lays an egg above him and it splats on his head. How could that really be Murdleyand#8217;s fault? Turns out, it sort of is. Munsingerand#8217;s hilarious illustrations help make this silly story about cause and effect as lighthearted as it is useful. This read-aloud favorite is now part of a fun hardcover series about life lessons.
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"Lester and artist Munsinger . . . team up again for another rib-tickling, off-the-wall tale." Booklist, ALA
When accidents happen to Murdley Gurdson, they are usually his own fault, but when a bird lays an egg on Murdley's head one day, he tries hard to find someone else to blame.
Murdley Gurdson runs into a lot of bad luck. When a giant bird lays a giant egg on his head, he seeks out the culprit. It isnt the bird who laid the egg. It isnt the screaming aardvark, the pygmy hippo, or the hopping shoe. Together, they learn a lesson about placing blame while turning a mishap into an opportunity for friendship. Delightful and infused with humor, Lesters texts and Munsingers illustrations will entertain and inform a wide audience. Included in each book is a note to parents and educators to help unpack the lessons in these stories. With a new smaller trim size, these books are an excellent value and a joy to read!
About the Author
LYNN MUNSINGER has illustrated more than ninety books for children. She graduated from Tufts University in Boston and the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, where she majored in illustration. She lives in Connecticut and Vermont.
Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have been together through thick and thin since first publishing The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken in 1983. They have collaborated on the hilarious Tacky the Penguin series and many other wildly funny and popular titles, including the award-winning Hooway for Wodney Wat. Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York, and Lynn Munsinger is a full-time illustrator living in Vermont.