THE BLACK CAT; THE PET SHOP by Allan Ahlberg

THE BLACK CAT; THE PET SHOP

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The characters in these stories--two more in the Funnybones series--are mostly skeletons, which would give them high interest even without Ahlberg's inventive wit. When the skeleton cat loses a leg while sliding in the snow, it's off to the boneyard for a replacement. The pet shop is source of a series of unsatisfactory skeleton pets--e.g., a huge hippo, or a rabbit that multiplies. Mildly bizarre, but the language is sprightly and suitably repetitious, the illustrations bold and amusing.

Pub Date: Oct. 17th, 1990
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Greenwillow
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