The latest in a long line of minimally amusing sillies is a scatterbrained goose with a wife who pops in every now and then...

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OSWALD THE SILLY GOOSE

The latest in a long line of minimally amusing sillies is a scatterbrained goose with a wife who pops in every now and then to hit him with her rolling pin. For openers, Oswald plants worm seeds for a sure supply of his favorite food, grooms spiders for a contest, dives into a drained swimming pool, and gets his beak stuck together with powdered glue. Somewhat more entertainingly daffy, he then tries to do his wife's shopping without money by leaving each item he purchases as credit on the next, makes a submarine by punching two holes in a carton -- one to let the water in and one to let it out, and brings on fire, flood and general chaos as a baby sitter when, Amelia Bedelia style, he ""changes"" Mrs. Rabbit's baby by switching it with a young pig. Unlike many such storybook sillies, Oswald is more bemused than frenetic and the tone is further muted by Tony Escott's shaded soft pencil drawings which give Oswald and his acquaintances whatever personality they have.

Pub Date: May 20, 1974

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Bradbury

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1974