THREE SISTERS by Audrey Wood


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Pinky, Dot and Babs, pictured as pigs, have experiences that will be recognized for their veracity by all children. Little Pinky imitates her big sisters, who are pretending to speak French, which causes them giggles and embarrassment when she shows off to Spud and Eddie in the ice-cream shop; Dot loves dancing till her first lesson, when the regimentation almost takes the joy out of it; and Babs mounts a successful effort to get rid of Uncle George's smelly cigar when he comes to babysit: unhackneyed events, each with plenty of conversation with the speech patterns of real children. Hoffman adeptly uses her lively pigs as funny caricatures of people; her four-color illustrations in colored pencils and inks add constant interest.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1986
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Dial/Dutton