Alternations--mostly from down to up (quarrel/reconciliation, lost/found) but also, oddly, from yesterday or tomorrow to...

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Alternations--mostly from down to up (quarrel/reconciliation, lost/found) but also, oddly, from yesterday or tomorrow to ""right now."" The present moment, pictured in color, is contrasted with both past miseries and coming felicities, pictured in black-and-white. The very pattern is confusing. First: ""Yesterday a daisy died""; ""But right now a whole field is blooming."" Then: ""Tomorrow I'm going to the zoo"", ""But right now the rain is falling."" Several of the examples are hackneyed and babyish: ""Yesterday I lost my shoe in the pond"" (weeping); my-mother-wouldn't-let-me-help-with-the-pie, but I-am-making-mud-cake. And one might really wonder at the wisdom of exalting ""right now"" as an outlook on life, even for quite small children. The colored pictures are, however, very prettily colored.

Pub Date: Oct. 15, 1983

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Knopf

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1983

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