No story, just a wouldn't-it-be-nice situation. Although the very young, black narrator has a mother waiting at home, he is...

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WILLIE BLOWS A MEAN HORN

No story, just a wouldn't-it-be-nice situation. Although the very young, black narrator has a mother waiting at home, he is seen here waiting for his father, a jazz musician, at a club performance. Afterwards the little boy goes backstage, lovingly wipes his father's face with a ""sweat cloth,"" plays a turn himself for the other musicians, then goes home to sweet dreams of his father and his own future music. It's all a sort of wish-fulfilling dream, plain and simple, with pleasant low-keyed drawings that reflect the story's fond soft light.

Pub Date: March 25, 1981

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harper & Row

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1981