The Stupids Take Off

The Stupids Take Off

by Harry Allard, James Marshall


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To avoid a visit from boring Uncle Carbuncle, the Stupids take off in the family plane but end up meeting even more stupid relatives in their travels. "While the succinct prose and straight delivery of the duo's earlier works remain intact here, fine color reproduction has resulted in whimsical full-page cartoons that offer more than their usual share of vim and vibrancy." -- Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780780724150
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/01/1993
Series: Sandpiper Houghton Mifflin Books
Pages: 30
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 0.25(h) x 7.25(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

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The Stupids Take Off 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
baachan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is not the Stupids as I remember them! The Stupids books that I remember reading as a child had some semblance of plot! The Stupids Take Off has a loose plot, at best. After receiving a telegram from Uncle Carbuncle, the Stupid family decides to take a trip to visit their other relatives so as to avoid Carbuncle. They fly in a plane piloted by their cat and flit from relative to relative. The visits with the scattered Stupids are entertaining, but there is absolutely no plot. It was almost like a Display of Stupids--pulling Stupid figures into the book that Allard has long wanted to introduce--that seems like the only theme tying this book together. Aside from the illustrations and the entertaining episodes with their relatives', I found limited value in this book. Allard is capable of much better work. Recommended for purchase only if budget allows.
GeniusBabies on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very dissappointing book of a bunch of one page gags that aren't very funny. The Stupids go to visit each of their family members, who each have a pun or two waiting for the family.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Not one of the stronger entries in this series as some of the jokes are, well, stupid.