Thursday, January 17, 2008
Maybelle in the Soup by Katie Speck
The Peabody’s are very orderly people and like to have everything JUST SO! This means, “No dust, no mess, and absolutely, positively NO BUGS!” Maybelle, a lovely and sensible cockroach, lives happily underneath the refrigerator. She survives by obeying The Rules: When it’s light, stay out of sight; if you’re spied, better hide; and most importantly never meet with human feet! Maybelle gets tired of eating crumbs and wishes that she could eat off a plate just once. Her best friend Henry (the flea that lives very comfortably on Ramona, the Peabody’s cat) does his best to discourage her. But alas, The Rules are broken and Mrs. Peabody discovers Maybelle in the Soup! Chaos and confusion follow leading to a dream (nightmare?) vacation for the entire household.