Walsh (Do Pigs Have Stripes?, 1996) again asks preschoolers questions to which they probably know the answers, but that...

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DO MONKEYS TWEET?

Walsh (Do Pigs Have Stripes?, 1996) again asks preschoolers questions to which they probably know the answers, but that doesn't mean they're a snap. ""Do horses bark? No, dogs do,"" although the horse in the picture does hold a bone in its mouth. Tickling small funnybones, Walsh lures little ones into the swing of things, for each question requires a resounding ""No!""--each question but the surprising final one, because owls do go hoot in the middle of the night. Bright, large images in a childlike scrawl of lines and flat planes of color, combined with the book's reiterated invitation to participate, make it a perfect candidate for story hours. The simplicity of presentation masks the book's complex wit and trickiness: Children will love it.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1997

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 40

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 1997

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