GILBERT THE GAY POODLE by Augusta & Henry Billings


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Radio jackpot, tune identification, etc., are familiar set-ups for today's young radio listeners, even at this age level. And the characters in this picture story book are all poodles. There were three children in Gilbert's family; his sisters were neat and tidy about the house, while Gilbert was massy and inconsiderate and preferred tinkering with his little red car to being helpful. But with one ear he heard his sisters practising Poodles on Parade, and when he went to the radio studio to take part in a contest, he recognized the tune and won the jackpot. Good parody on too familiar programs, which adults will enjoy with the children. The pictures, in two colors, are amusing, and tell enough for the youngest members of the family to follow.

Pub Date: Aug. 26th, 1949
Publisher: Viking