Aunt Matilda's Almost-Boring Party by Jane Morris Udovic

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At an elegant party, a little boy's dreamy imagination takes flight—and so do the custard pies. A little boy is a bored and sleepy guest at his Aunt Matilda's charity ball, until … a tiny dog darts across the dance floor, a gentleman's toupee loses its grip, and a lemon custard pie sails through the crowd. Before long, pies are flying through the air at this elegant affair. Jane Morris Udovic's engaging story in rhyme and David Udovic's vibrant, comic paintings show how a young boy's dreamy imagination turns a stuffy party into a boisterously good time.

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Jane Morris Udovic and her husband, Terry, have one son, Andrew, whose oh-so-special relationship with his grandmother Helen Denison Morris was the inspiration for Aunt Matilda's Almost-Boring Party. Jane's poems have been published in a number of children's magazines, including Ladybug, Spider, and Hopscotch. This is her first picture book.David Udovic received a BFA in painting with a minor in sculpture from the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. He has also provided numerous illustrations for children's magazines. Aunt Matilda's Almost-Boring Party is his third picture book. He lives in New Jersey.
Published September 1, 2009 by Front Street. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Cooking, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a first-person, rhyming narration, an unnamed little boy recounts being forced to attend a party by his Aunt Matilda of the “oh-so-perfect manners” and the “oh-so-perfect friends.” Bored and exhausted, the boy falls asleep in an armchair and begins to dream.

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