MY LITTLE SISTER HUGGED AN APE by Bill Grossman

MY LITTLE SISTER HUGGED AN APE

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Age Range: 5 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

The adventurous younger sibling who Ate One Hare—and so much more—back in 1996 returns, no older, to hug her way exuberantly through an alphabet of flamboozled creatures, from Ape to Zebra. Like its predecessor, the gross-out factor is high, but not off the charts—“My little sister hugged a BUG / A mighty tiny thing to hug. / It slipped from her arms and flew up her nose. / Bugs prefer noses to arms, I suppose”—and Hawkes’s scenes of underlit figures with oversize heads and popping eyes will also have children rolling in the aisles, but not losing their lunches. The hugging spree ends with a final, aw-shucks embrace of big brother, who’s been following along with a camera—a perfect end to the best touchy-feely read-aloud since Grossman’s like-themed Donna O’Neeshuck Was Chased By Some Cows (1988), illustrated by Sue Truesdell. (Picture book. 5-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 28th, 2004
ISBN: 0-517-80017-9
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Knopf
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2004




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