On the way to the movies Freddie confirms all of older brother Simon's pessimistic predictions: He falls down, loses his...

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ON THE WAY TO THE MOVIES

On the way to the movies Freddie confirms all of older brother Simon's pessimistic predictions: He falls down, loses his money, demands ice cream, get sticky from the ice cream and so must find a water fountain, and then complains that he's too tired to stand in line. But soon the tables are turned: While they are waiting, Simon's friend Sherman comes along on his way to the carnival and describes the scary movie (which he has seen) with such relish that Simon (""S-s-top! You are s-scaring F-Freddie!"") is ready to go off to the carnival instead. Now it's time for Freddie to remind Simon of the last carnival: ""You were sick on the roller coaster, you got dizzy on the Ferris wheel, and you fell off the merry-go-round."" Based on the author's experience with her children on the way to the movies, the episode remains earthbound; and so are Dawson's black-and-white drawings of the home and street backgrounds one expects of the genre.

Pub Date: April 2, 1980

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dutton

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1980