Dear Mrs. LaRue (Letters from Obedience School) by Mark Teague

April 28, 2010 - 6:23 am No Comments

Poor Ike has been sent to obedience school for a number of infractions that he vehemently denies. He has been accused of eating Mrs. LaRue’s chicken pie, torturing the neighbor’s cats and howling incessantly. His letters home describe a horrible and cruel place where, for example, he is forced to give up his typewriter and write his letters by hand. The illustrations in this book are adorable. One side of the page, in color, depicts what is really happening. The other side, in black and white, describes what Ike would like for us to think is happening. The ending of this story takes the cake, or pie, if you will. Happy reading!!!

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