DR. SMITH'S SAFARI by Allen Say

DR. SMITH'S SAFARI

KIRKUS REVIEW

Jaunty Dr. Smith's safari begins with sunny promise in a luxuriance of fauna and foliage that recalls a spruced-up Ungerer, but the outing ends with the sportsman destroying his gun in remorse after dining with a happy assortment of jungle animals and shooting at an unseen disturbance that turns out to be-some odd little men throwing coconuts. The message is obvious but the delicately cross-hatched black-and-white pictures aren't. Though there are shades of the Wild Things in the jungle scenes and perhaps a distant relationship between Dr. Smith and Lobel's Mister Muster, Say's slyly amusing animals, flowered fields, and candlelit interiors have their own hospitable appeal.
Pub Date: March 8th, 1972
ISBN: 0060252197
Page count: 28pp
Publisher: Harper & Row
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1972




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