Thursday, July 3, 2014
Fun and realistic read about learning to tolerate strange habits
Benjamin Franklin said "Fish and visitors smell in three days." Well he must have had Emma's grandmother in mind when he made that statement. Grandma comes to visit, bringing her unique perfume that little Emma finds offensive. She reads with her, looks at pictures, eats a meal, but whatever she does, enjoyment is superseded by Grandma's odor. Emma is trapped, Mom and Dad offer no help. She discovers that she likes her grandmother enough to learn to tolerate her smell. Adorable, and a neat twist on visitors, Mark C. Collins writes an unapologetic book about visitors and our ability to learn to overlook the unwanted traits they bring.
Carole P. Roman