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Sara Pennypacker Books

Meet The Dullards


This is a boring picture book about a boring family. Their home is boring. Their food is plain. Their lives are monotonous. And Mr. and Mrs. Dullard like it that way. But their children—Blanda, Borely, and Little Dud have other ideas...get the 'Extra Boring Edition' (but hold the exclamation point).
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  • “Pennypacker packs the pages full of winning jokes, while Salmieri’s colored-pencil art creates a perfectly monotonous world of straight angles and nondescript coloring. Rarely has boring been this boisterous.” — Booklist

  • “This title follows in the quirky tradition of Harry Allard’s “The Stupids” books (Houghton), with clever wordplay and subversive fun that will appeal to children everywhere.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Pennypacker’s droll, deadpan text is matched by Salmieri’s flat and hilarious illustrations.” — Horn Book Magazine (starred review)

  • “Kids will immediately pick up the concept and make it into their own joke, and they’ll agree that this is the most enjoyable tedium they’ve ever experienced.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

  • Pennypacker’s droll, deadpan text is matched by Salmieri’s flat and hilarious illustrations; the characters, with their elongated limbs and prominent eyes, might remind readers of Gru in the movie Despicable Me." The Horn Book - Robin Smith, APRIL 27, 2015.

  • "This title follows in the quirky tradition of Harry Allard's "The Stupids" books (Houghton), with clever wordplay and subversive fun that will appeal to children everywhere." - School Library Journal (starred review)

  • "Pennypacker's droll, deadpan text is matched by Salmieri's flat and hilarious illustrations."- Horn Book Magazine (starred review)

  • "Kids will immediately pick up the concept and make it into their own joke, and they'll agree that this is the most enjoyable tedium they've ever experienced."- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

  • "Pennypacker packs the pages full of winning jokes, while Salmieri's colored-pencil art creates a perfectly monotonous world of straight angles and nondescript coloring. Rarely has boring been this boisterous." - Booklist