The Perfect Percival Priggs

The Perfect Percival Priggs

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Enduring a life without free time in a high-achieving family, Percival Priggs worries that his relatives will not love him if he does not perform perfectly in every competition, until his parents reveal their own humorous imperfections.
Publisher: Philadelphia : RP Kids, [2015]
ISBN: 9780762455065
0762455063
Branch Call Number: PICTURE BOOK GRAHAM
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm

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QueenBoadicea Aug 14, 2015

Books about naughty children abound. But what happens when you have a little goody-two-shoes who wants nothing more than to please his parents?

There are humorous bits in this book although nothing spectacularly funny. What children do get is a message about what happens when they go overboard or pick up non-existent messages from their parents. The tender lesson that Percival’s parents love him no matter what he does is one of quiet joy.

What I don’t like are the illustrations. Big-eyed, big-headed spindly-legged humans that look more like stick figures than people cheapen the message here, making all the Priggs look clumsy and poorly conceived. Also, if the Priggs are perfect, why does each of them wear glasses? Poor eyesight is not a sign of perfection.

All in all, a sweet little story that could have used better illustrations.

FindingJane Aug 14, 2015

Books about naughty children abound. But what happens when you have a little goody-two-shoes who wants nothing more than to please his parents?

There are humorous bits in this book although nothing spectacularly funny. What children do get is a message about what happens when they go overboard or pick up non-existent messages from their parents. The tender lesson that Percival’s parents love him no matter what he does is one of quiet joy.

What I don’t like are the illustrations. Big-eyed, big-headed spindly-legged humans that look more like stick figures than people cheapen the message here, making all the Priggs look clumsy and poorly conceived. Also, if the Priggs are perfect, why does each of them wear glasses? Poor eyesight is not a sign of perfection.

All in all, a sweet little story that could have used better illustrations.

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