Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby want, above all, to be childless; in fact, they "frequently forgot that they had children and became quite irritable when they were reminded of it." The Willoughby children, meanwhile, want to be orphans-"worthy and deserving orphans," like their favorite literary characters. Now, both parents and children are crafting "ruthless" and "thoroughly despicable" schemes to get rid of each other. . . . Black-and-white line drawings. A 2009 E. B. White Honor Book.
The WilloughbysBook Verdict
ISBN: 9780618979745 Format: Print Book Edition: - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Page Count: 112 Trim Size: 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" Dewey Classification: F Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.2, Points: 4 Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 5.2, Points: 7 Lexile: Level: 790L Awards & Honors: 2009 E. B. White Older Readers, honor book; 2008 Booklist Editors ' Choice: Books for Youth Genre: Melodramatic parody.