A preschool short-story collection is an unlikely concept, but newcomer Cuetara comes up with some classic two-page,...

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TERRIBLE TERESA and Other Very Short Stories

A preschool short-story collection is an unlikely concept, but newcomer Cuetara comes up with some classic two-page, four-frame tales. There's Fred, who hates to go to bed, ""hides out in the shed/and stays awake instead,"" and Terrible Teresa (""Did you pull the kitty's tail?/You must go to baby jail!""--a playpen). Each rhyme is illustrated with four gregarious scenes, borrowing energy from comic-book layouts but maintaining the look of a picture book. The stories are independent, but all feature the antics of various kids and animals that populate most readers' worlds. Although the book is aimed at preschoolers, first-graders and other emerging readers will get a kick out of using their new skills to unravel the rhymes of these silly tales.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1997

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Dutton

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 1997

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