JUST A LITTLE BIT by Ann Tompert

JUST A LITTLE BIT

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Age Range: 3 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 With a nifty fillip of scientific principle, a delightful variant on such tales as ``The Turnip,'' where the last, smallest creature's help accomplishes a goal. Here, Elephant wants to seesaw--with Mouse; but though Mouse pushes down hard, nothing happens. Other animals offer to help, lugubriously piling onto Mouse's end, while amused bystanders comment, offer advice, and are just about to leave (``They'll never do it...Let's go!'') when a flying beetle tops the pile and tips the balance. Tompert makes the most of the situation in her beautifully tuned dialogue; but Munsinger takes the prize here with comical renditions of the improbable antics and hilarious facial expressions of assorted playground/zoological types. (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-395-51527-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1993




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