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Mr. Large in Charge Hardcover – March 27, 2007

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Featuring a charming elephant clan, this Mr. Mom–style tale offers an affectionate, funny portrayal of a family's bumbling efforts to help a sick parent. Mr. Large prescribes bed rest for his under-the-weather wife, assuring her he'll take care of everything, from chores to fun. However, rest proves elusive as the dad and kids enthusiastically get busy. Baby awakens Mom by "giving her a thorough dusting" (and periodically requesting "a big huggy"), and who could sleep through all of those alarming vacuum-crunching sounds and kitchen smells? But the good intentions behind their efforts carry the day, which culminates with everyone cozying up in Mom's bed for snacks. The droll prose descriptively relates events and reactions, while chaotic, witty colored-pencil illustrations, in cheery hues and festive patterns, portray the characters in familiar environments, with amusing elephant-specific details. An entertaining read for parents and kids to enjoy together, especially for those who see their own family dynamics in Mrs. Large's crucial household role. Rosenfeld, Shelle

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"* "Even small families recognise themselves in the Large family... Jill Murphy's latest insightful snapshot of parenthood [is] a thumpingly entertaining picture book about elephants, and us." The Sunday Times" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick (March 27, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763635049
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763635046
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.3 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,197,685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By E. Hons on January 9, 2010
Format: Paperback
Although the charms of the family's affection for each other save this book from suffocating in cliché, you already know what's going to happen: despite everyone's best intentions, both father and children are completely inept at taking care of themselves for ONE DAY while the mother is sick in bed with a cold. The father gets distracted by watching sports on tv while he is making lunch, and he burns it; the baby can't stand to be separated from her mother and has a tantrum; the father injures himself while playing soccer outside with the kids. It's supposed to be humourous, but the small children for whom this book is written may not be able to understand the irony of constantly interrupting the mother the family is supposed to be allowing to rest.

The worst part is that it's not fun to read aloud. For example, when the baby throws her tantrum, the text reads:

"Mommy, huggy! screamed the baby. "WANT MY MOMMY! BIG HUGGY NOW!"
Laura stuffed the baby under her arm and wrestled her out the door. "Don't worry, Mom," she called as she closed the door behind them. "I'll take her down to Dad."
"Don't want Dad," bellowed the baby. "Want Mom! WANT MY MOMMY!"

Ugh. I try to do the voices, but I don't want to be mimicking a screaming toddler when I am reading bedtime stories. The book wobbles from baby talk ("big huggy" is used a lot in the book) to phrases that might be too difficult for most preschoolers, such as, "Upstairs, Mrs. Large was jolted from the brink of sleep by the astonishing amount of noise blasting up through the floor."

So, we have the regressive message that only the mother in the family can competently clean the house, cook the meals, and look after the children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pollyanna Mom on July 13, 2011
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I love this series - they're entertaining for kids and adults as well. I always chuckle the first time I read a new-to-me book in the Large family series. They're my daughter's favorite books as well. Get the whole set.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By V70ARR on August 1, 2011
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Our daughter loves to repeat everything we say when we read these books to her. I would recommend any of her books!
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