cover image Trouble with Mom

Trouble with Mom

Babette Cole. Cliffs Notes, $5.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-698-20624-3

Mom wears funny pointed hats with rats riding on the brim, and when she makes cupcakes they explode, which the neighborhood kids love, and their parents hate. In fact, they forbid their children to go to the narrator's house. Then Mom, on her flying broom, brings in rainclouds when the school is on fire, saving all the children, and the parents decide they like Mom after all. (5-8)