From a gifted Polish-born French artist, an enigmatic yet satisfying fantasy. When Dikou wakes up telling ""tall tales,""...

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DIKOU AND THE MYSTERIOUS NOON SHEEP

From a gifted Polish-born French artist, an enigmatic yet satisfying fantasy. When Dikou wakes up telling ""tall tales,"" Papa is angry and threatens punishment. Still, when a dream sheep that glows ""as if it had swallowed the moon"" grazes on Mama's tuplips beneath Dikou's window, he can't refrain from reporting to his parents. Standing guard to make sure Dikou stays in bed, Papa falls asleep--and Dikou flies off on the comforting sheep, ""because Mama and Papa don't love me anymore."" Mama sees him go; and after a search, Dikou and his loving parents are reunited in the morning. In the beautifully hued, simply sketched illustrations, Mama is sunny yellow; Papa is thunderous blue-violet, mellowing as the story progresses; and Dikou is spring green. Like a dream, the story's meaning is elusive, yet both parents and children may be wiser for pondering it.

Pub Date: March 1, 1988

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Crowell

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15, 1988