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Publishers Weekly Review April 27, 1990
“Everyone knows the mortification of having parents who are ‘different’ – and no one better than Wood, or so it would seem from this oddball and thoroughly captivating book. Her brilliantly colored paintings, awash in quirky details, are rendered with joyous abandon. In a deadpan text, she portrays the world of a conventional boy who has been cursed – or is it blessed? – with parents who are unabashedly and very publicly eccentric.

‘Watching her son depart in the school bus, his mother would blow a huge kiss and press her hand to her heart.’ In the end, this poor lad’s embarrassment is balanced by his affection for his parents’ oddities. These feelings of affection coexist despite the seeming contradiction, Wood skillfully suggests, as in real life.”

“Can’t tell you how much my students and I LOVE Weird Parents”

— Michelle Amey, First Grade Teacher

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