A young child closely observes his grandma as she prepares a snack by peeling a carrot, spreading the peanut butter on...

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THE HUNGRY LITTLE BOY

A young child closely observes his grandma as she prepares a snack by peeling a carrot, spreading the peanut butter on bread, arranging three cookies and an apple on a plate. Blos (A Seed, A Flower, A Minute, An Hour, 1992, etc.) describes each step with brief but sensual precision: ""Next she peeled the carrot until it was smooth and shiny. Then she cut it neatly into pieces nice to eat."" Schutzer's paintings add plenty of feeling; using oils applied with relatively large brushes, she renders the pleased-looking lad and his smiling blond grandparent in broad, impressionistic strokes. A simple, familiar episode with beginning, middle, and end, plus gentle repetition, it is made for sharing, with opportunities to identify shapes and colors and to count.

Pub Date: April 1, 1995

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: S&S

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15, 1995