Boegehold is a teacher at the Bank Street College of Education and an expert on ""beginning-reader materials,"" but her...

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PIPPA MOUSE: Six Read-Aloud/ Read-Alone Stories

Boegehold is a teacher at the Bank Street College of Education and an expert on ""beginning-reader materials,"" but her Pippa Mouse fails to take a cue from the gentle fantasies of Lobel's Mouse Tales (KR, 1972) or the sly word play enjoyed by Lillian Hoban's Mouse family in Sugar Snow Spring (KR, p. 316). Instead Pippa cavorts with her friends Ripple Squirrel and Weber Duck, learns to appreciate ""a cozy bed in a dry mouse-house,"" gives a tea party because that's one game where ""nobody loses, everybody wins!"" and celebrates a euphoric Christmas day on which ""Everyone plays a game, everyone sings songs, everyone sits clown for Mother's dinner."" Cyndy Szekeres' fuzzy-toned cameos -- complete down to Pippa's mouse doll, maple leaf tablecloth and tasseled skating cap -- provide some badly needed specific gravity for a mouseling who's otherwise pure fluff.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1973

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Knopf

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1973