Who is this kid with the funny name? Well, that depends on who you ask. Everybody who knows Melvin--his mom, his dad, his best friend Jimmy, his dog--even Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and the big ugly monster with three eyes who lives in his closet have a different opinion. This original and riotous picture book has a lot to say--not only about Melvin, but also about perspective, point of view, and a six-and-a-half-year-old's place in the world.
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Distant cousin to “The Blind Men and the Elephant,” this character portrait answers the title question through statements from a lad’s father and mother, his best friend, his teddy bear and closet monster, the tooth fairy and other associates.| Read Full Review of Who Is Melvin Bubble?
The straight-man narrator's wry comments may be most appreciated by older readers (e.g., when a beautiful princess dreams of happily ever after with Melvin, the narrator says, "You may be thinking of someone else").Jul 17 2006 | Read Full Review of Who Is Melvin Bubble?
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