YOU CAN'T CATCH ME! by Annabel Collis

YOU CAN'T CATCH ME!

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Age Range: 4 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A Londoner illustrates imaginative play with three- dimensional collages of corrugated board, string, and paper. A brown-skinned boy and his toy monkey come to the playground with his big brother and sister. Climbing and swinging, he's on a ship or in the jungle, escaping the older children with Monkey; but after they ``rescue'' him from a hippo, they all run from the many other jungle animals and go home happily together. The simple, cadenced text is full of fun, nicely conveying the kids' energetic play. With verticals and horizontals of tan cardboard, the illustrations hint of the real playground equipment on which the brightly colored fantasy is enacted. The art is a bit busy- -the children's activity is upstaged by their own imaginary world; still, a lively and attractive debut. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-316-15237-4
Page count: 32pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1993




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