Dumb Joey turns out not to be so dumb after all as het gets back into the good graces of his big brother Punk and friends...

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DUMB JOEY

Dumb Joey turns out not to be so dumb after all as het gets back into the good graces of his big brother Punk and friends Crazylegs and George by finding a way out of the locked school playground in time for dinner. By adult standards, both the time Joey spends roped to a fire hydrant (to keep him out of trouble while the older boys have a game of stickball), and the necessity of having to break into the school in order to have a place to play, are pretty depressing. But even though Pelavin's angry shading and off-key pinks and yellows communicate a grown-up's reaction to the boys' predicament, one senses that other city children will share the satisfaction when a helpful cop shows these kids how to get 'round the system.

Pub Date: Sept. 6, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1973