Books by Anke Kranendonk

JUST A MINUTE! by Anke Kranendonk
Released: April 30, 1998

In a familiar situation, a child seeks his mother's attention. "Not right now, dear. In just a minute," she replies. The family in question is a pig family; the mother hangs laundry, waters plants, peels potatoes, and so on until she is finally ready. She finds that her small charge has wrecked the house, a process readers have witnessed. She calls him and calls him, and finds him in the tub, overflowing and causing a ceiling leak. "I'll be done in just a minute," he says, a line meant to turn the tables. Preschoolers may appreciate this the first time through, but the acts of destruction and disruption of the little pig will have adults shaking their heads. Worse yet, it looks as if the child is going to get away with it. A one-joke book that falters between the premise and the punch line. (Picture book. 4-6) Read full book review >