That Crazy Barb'ra by Milton Schafer

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Truth be told, Barb'ra is a little crazy-crazy about a boy named Hubert Clumpty! Adapted from an acclaimed children's song first performed on stage by entertainer Danny Kaye, this funny, spunky look at a mad crush is sure to evoke smiles of recognition from crush-er and crush-ee alike. Kids may root for the put-upon Hubert, but the demonstrative and plucky Barb'ra is sure to have her fans as well. After all, "love" can make anyone a little wacky!

About Milton Schafer

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Children's author and illustrator, G. Brian Karas was born in Milford, Connecticut in 1957. After graduating from Paier School of Art, he worked as a greeting card artist and a commercial illustrator. Home on the Bayou, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, was his first illustrated book. Since then, he has illustrated over seventy books for children. Titles authored and/or illustrated by Karas have won numerous other awards. Saving Sweetness written by Diane Stanley was a Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book for Children in 1996, received a Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon in 1996, and was a School Library Journal Best Book of 1996. Like Butter on Pancakes by Jonathan London was a School Library Journal Best Book of 1995. The Class Artist, written and illustrated by Karas, was a Smithsonian Magazine's Notable Book for Children in 2001 and received the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2002 Best Book Gold Award.
Published September 29, 2003 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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That's the story here—a boy named Hubert Clumpty complains that "Crazy Barb'ra" won't leave him alone ("She's got the desk behind me, / She pokes me with her toes.

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Poor Hubert Clumpty is by turns annoyed, chagrined, infuriated and begrudgingly charmed by Barb'ra in this blithe celebration of the torments of young love, which originated as a recording by Danny Kaye.

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