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Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big (Storyopolis Books) Paperback – October 17, 2003
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Edwurd's hilarious story is told by his overlooked little sister Fannie: "From a long line of liars, there's none higher upper... / Than my fibbing big brother, / The Edward Fudwupper." This accomplished yarn-spinner just can't seem to stop himself, "like the time he fibbed big / And told Ben and Dinky / That I had been borne by / A poodle named Stinky." But after an accident in the den with Mom's porcelain pig, Edwurd goes too far and implicates a couple of "passionate porkers" from Pluto. Soon the military arrives in full force, "with planes and with tanks and with loud whirligigs!" (Not to mention a very serious-looking helicopter with a banner encouraging the frightened populace below to "STAY CALM.") But this proves to be the least of Edwurd's worries, and in the end it's up to brave Fannie to save the day with a fib of her very own. (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
The story is narrated by a frustrated girl who receives no attention from her brother "Edwurd", the biggest liar alive. One day, one of his lies goes too far, bringing even an upset creature from "just two galaxies down".
The illustrations are gorgeous, with the usual funny style of Breathed, in which characthers look as stretched by superior forces.
Regarding a complaint from another reviewer, here is the discussed dedication: "The author wishes to thank President Bill Clinton, without whose daily inspiration this particular story just plain wouldn't have come to mind".
That's it. I will not call it a "political statement", but just plain humor.
What the person below is probably talking about is a short amount of text just above the copyright notice, "The author wishes to thank President Bill Clinton without whose daily inspiration this particular story just plain wouldn't have come to mind." Personally, I wouldn't categorize that as a political statement (excepting that it refers to a politician). If one's children are old enough to notice this, and old enough to wonder at its relevance... then surely they already know about the fib Mr. Clinton made, and you will not find any further explanation necessary.
If you recall Mr. Breathed's comic strips (Bloom County, Outland), you will remember that he has always placed a small amount of political humor in there. Yet, as a child, I found them all the more amusing. This book (which carries no political humor), joins Mr. Breathed's long history of entertaining cartoonistry, which is loved by young and old alike. I would almost call him the next Dr. Suess... but I wouldn't want to get too medical.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Boy's latest lie stirs such turmoil cosmic forces are roused - good thing his sis has his back - great fun.Published 15 days ago by jLit
Shipped it very safe packaging. Brand new as listed. Shipped fast. Great product!Published 1 month ago by Joshua Richardson
Berkeley Breathed is an amazing artist and author! You can't go wrong with any of his publications! This is a wonderful story...especially for siblings :)Published 6 months ago by Free Spirit
This book has quickly become a favorite for my 2 year old nephew (and myself)! We purchased this book in hopes of deterring him from telling stories. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Emily
My daughter randomly chose this book from the library. At first glance I thought it was strange but it quickly became a favorite bedtime story and we just had to buy it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amy
A cute reminder why it's not a good idea to fib. Remember, little sisters will seldom cover for you.Published 11 months ago by C. Butler