Harold King's precisely swirled waves, tree-dotted hillsides and torrents of diagonally typewritten rainrainrain are a...

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CAPTAIN NOAH AND HIS FLOATING ZOO

Harold King's precisely swirled waves, tree-dotted hillsides and torrents of diagonally typewritten rainrainrain are a shipshape setting for Noah's neatly compartmented little ark. But this long rhymed narrative needs a tune even more than pictures and all that remains of his original musical setting is a one-note melody printed on the endpapers. Nor is their much left of the wit that animated All Things Great and Small (KR, 1965) except for a few broad jokes about Fun City and Mrs. Ham's bloomers that fit into the tone of musical comedy earnestness (""It looks like rain,/ Now won't that just be jolly!/ It looks like rain,/ You know I thought it would""). A talented reader -- or, better yet, group participation -- might be able to keep this one afloat.

Pub Date: Sept. 11, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1973