A really great tale of growing up in a very small town where everyone knows your business and your home phone number. Zippy is not your average little girl. She is spunky, gutsy, and imaginative. This author has such a funny sense of humor that this book just chugs along and suddenly you're finished with it and it's over. I really enjoyed her outlook on life as a child. If you are looking for a "feel-good" memoir, this one, I promise, delivers. Highly recommended.
This was a book I bought for a book club read. It is a sweet narrative about "growing up small in Mooreland, Indiana." Because each chapter is its own little story, it was an easy book to pick up and put back down again without feeling like I was leaving the characters hanging in suspense. Or to look at it from another angle, it wasn't one of those books that I just couldn't put down. In all though, it was a lighthearted enjoyable read, and one that had me laughing at times until I cried.
Laugh out loud book. As comfortable as a pair of fuzzy socks. This is a wonderful little memoir of growing up in a small town in the late 60's/early 70s. I loved it.
This is a story told by Zippy, a child surrounded by a loving family, quirky neighbors, and lots of animals. The story telling is hysterically funny, witty, and includes great storytelling. Zippy was a bit of a pest, she was sly, and always seemed to get her way. She was srious, and sweet, and tried to do good. Hysterical! Great book.
This book is a must-read, especially for anyone who spent his/her youth in a small, midwestern town. While Zippy's life is not like anyone's I've known, her stories and predicaments just took me back to my own youth in the late '70s, early '80s. This book is truly a gem and worth savoring!