A nanny - Mary Poppins' acidic cousin? - outwits a spoiled fusspot using reverse psychology... For readers in the mood for a little menace.
Redmond follows in the delightfully subversive footsteps of Shel Silverstein in this tale of Minerva von Vyle, a child so rude and spoiled that she has been through 52 nannies in as many weeks... Redmond’s clever rhyming verse trips off the tongue, and her scratchy, vintage-style illustrations bring to mind a slightly sunnier Edward Gorey.
—School Library Journal
About the Author
E. S. Redmond is the author-illustrator of Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo
, her debut picture book. She lives in Massachusetts.