Thursday, November 22, 2012

Review: The Truth About Cousin Ernie's Head, by Matthew McElligott

What a strange little book! Crazy family arguments are "settled" in an unusual way, through the discovery of old home movies, with disastrous results. Some innovative visual storytelling (which I won't give away here) adds to the fun. The library categorizes this children's picturebook as a Holiday book, because the story takes place at Thanksgiving, but it would make a good read for any time.

The Truth About Cousin Ernie's Head
by Matthew McElligott
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1996
ISBN-10: 0689801793
ISBN-13: 978-0689801792
32 pages, $16.99[?]

This review was originally published in slightly different form at Goodreads.