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|Illustrator||Sonia O. Lisker|
|Publisher||Four Winds Press|
|LC Class||MLCS 2006/13892 (P)|
Andrew desperately wants to have freckles, so that his mother will never notice when his neck is dirty. He buys a recipe from a classmate for a horrible concoction called freckle juice that is supposed to cause a person to get freckles. It just makes him sick, however, causing his mother to think he has appendicitis. The next day, he gives himself freckles with a blue magic marker, but soon regrets it and is relieved when his teacher gives him a "magic freckle remover".
"This convincing small boy adventure proceeds smoothly to a satisfying conclusion. The conniving little girl, understanding teacher, and feckless, freckleless boy are amusingly depicted in the impish black-and-white illustrations and in the story which is especially suited for reading aloud to second-and third-graders." - Library Journal.
"Spontaneous humor, sure to appeal to the youngest reader. The amusing sketches and the well-spaced type make an inviting volume." - The Horn Book Magazine.