Woody, a young pig in need of reading material for the trip home from his grandparents', sits down in front of a shelf with...

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A BOOK FOR WOODY

Woody, a young pig in need of reading material for the trip home from his grandparents', sits down in front of a shelf with six books. Each book jumps out to convince him that it is ""the only one worth reading."" Each one has a different content to offer: a moralistic tale, an adventure story, a funny book, a math book, a realist novel. The last book, entitled ""A Book for Woody,"" turns out to be the very book readers are holding. In this follow-up to Woody (1993), Heller's pictures of Woody and the talking books (black pen outlines, filed in with bright watercolors) are colorful, if somewhat stiff. But by -- successfully -- making the story so self-referential and the action so abstract Heller puts his book in a genre of storytelling that is a little unconventional and self-conscious, and a lot avante-garde.

Pub Date: March 1, 1995

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 24

Publisher: Greenwillow

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15, 1995