Poppa's drumming,/Children play,/ Momma's plowing,/ Heavenly day."" Then the children's toy train crashes, the father's...

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Poppa's drumming,/Children play,/ Momma's plowing,/ Heavenly day."" Then the children's toy train crashes, the father's drumsticks break, he runs outside in a fury and the children unaccountably follow, and the sight of them all so unnerves Momma that her tractor crashes into the neighbor's house. Rain adds to the uproar but then everyone goes indoors for tea and cookies. Conclusion? ""Sometimes folks/ Just got to fight,/When it's over,/ Kiss good night."" Marzollo's corny-folksy verse abounds in ""heavenly days"" and ""huckleberry pies""--but it's dried corn, to suit the trumped-up uproar. The ""folks"" in question are all cats, shown with pasted-on smirks and large maniacal eyes that make them all look unearthly and repellent. The book's large format (8 3/4 x 10 3/4"") serves chiefly to turn a miss into a catastrophe.

Pub Date: Aug. 15, 1980

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dial

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1980