4 edition of The Stupids Have a Ball found in the catalog.
The Stupids Have a Ball
December 1987 by Amer School Pub .
Written in English
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A sad moment comes halfway through the book as Grandfather Stupid arrives down a chimney dressed as the Easter Bunny. The final scene comes as a crushing blow not only to the reader but to society as a whole when we learn that, despite everyone wearing costumes, none but the Stupids themselves were aware this was a costume ball. I am convinced that my students would find it much easier to channel the Stupid within after reading this book. The author appears to be going for shock factor, but the whole idea What kinds of parents hope that their children flunk every subject when report cards roll around? In one scene, Mrs.
Even the simplest tasks like eating breakfast which they do in the shower elude them. At this point in reading I was thinking, "Ok, I guess that is kind of stupid of them I got permission from my mom to use some white sticker labels,on which I wrote "Hello, My name is General George Washing Machine" and then I stuck them across the from of our new appliance. A picture on the wall in the house of a pig is titled "fox"- so if I don't the correct name of an animal or object, I'm just stupid? Forget it.
I would hate for this book to encourage the word "stupid" to become overly represented in my student's vocabulary due to this picture book. Even the simplest tasks like eating breakfast which they do in the shower elude them. It was right around the time when my mom and dad bought a new washer and drier. I guess? But still I had several laughs while reading this book It was stupidly funny.
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There are subtler things -- like a framed picture of a bucket with the caption "Lake Stupid" underneath it -- that will appeal to adults too.
It's silly, but most kids probably won't get the jokes unless they are pointed out. The author appears to be going for shock factor, but the The Stupids Have a Ball book idea is presented in a way that is a bit absurd, especially for young readers.
I understand that I may be analyzing this book too deeply, however I would never choose to have this book in my classroom. I think young readers should see silly things as funny and crazy through literature.
Laura summed it up by saying that our government believes kids in America are too stupid to know better than to stick Kinder toys up their noses and if it's true, then our kids probably are too stupid to play with them. Let's get really honest about this, Gentle Readers Apr 27, Sara rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: all y'all When I first read this book the radical puns blew my tiny mind.
Which is a shame because the Stupids are hysterical! Another book in the series The Stupids Die gets banned due to objections about the word "die" in its title. But still I had several laughs while reading this book It was stupidly funny.
No, I am not kidding. A sad moment comes halfway through the book as Grandfather Stupid arrives down a chimney dressed as the Easter Bunny Oh, this painful scene forces the reader to confront the idea that not only will we age and die, but we will collapse into the gaping maw of Alzheimer s if our nation s healthcare does not improve.
Sounds stupid, doesn't it? Shelves: humor-me-and-tell-me-lieschildrenscontroversialread-inbizarre My favorite in the Stupid series is actually book two in which The Stupids Have a Ballbut this Stupid book has it's charm as well.
The illustrations provide many examples of things that don't need to refer to as stupid because that may make young readers feel hurt. I can only recommend The Stupids Have a Ball to the most studied among us. There are probably better ways to portray stupidity than having the family cat get its tail stuck in her nose or to have a daughter wear a dress with incorrect math equations printed all over it.
The controversy behind this book is understandable as well, since a family consisting of stupid people is not exactly how many people want the family unit to be portrayed. I've seen the movie based on these books starring Tom Arnold, Bug Hall, et eland found it interesting to note the differences and similarites between the movie and book.
Our friend Alex's Viennese mother in particular had a hard time grasping what could possibly be harmful about a Kinder Egg. The author appears to be going for shock factor, but the whole idea What kinds of parents hope that their children flunk every subject when report cards roll around?
Here is just a My favorite in the Stupid series is actually book two in which The Stupids Have a Ballbut this Stupid book has it's charm as well. I can only recommend The Stupids Have a Ball to the most studied among us True, juveniles may find the embellishments humorous, but true scholars will find so much beneath the surface.
The premise for the book makes sense, but it is poorly executed. Shelves: family This is a stupid book; I feel "stupider" for having read it.
The illustration gives away the ingredients; tuna, pepper, ketchup. We are introduced to the Stupid family by having the parents praise the children for their hard work in flunking all their classes.
Now, excuse me while I go stick my Kinder Aragorn up my nose. The authors make a point to show how the tactics of the rich and moronic upper class force the lower class, in this case a cat and dog, prepare balloons, punch and invitations.
Its critics say this promotes negative behavior and reinforces low self esteem. As we near the party, we are exposed to even extremes the rich and idle go through to waste their moneys Costumes such as George Washing Machine, a bastardization of our nation s noble leader, show the depths to which the upper class reach to shame our great nation Other costumes are clearly metaphors for how the rich and poor should interact, including Ma as spaghetti being all wrapped up in herself and the dog as The Bone Ranger, a call for the unwashed masses to take back what they can through vigilante means if they must to reach a state of justice.
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It's a crime of unimaginable proportion and. Jun 26, · The first book in the series The Stupids Have a Ball, gets banned because the Stupids throw a costume party to celebrate their children failing every subject in school (including recess).
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