LUCKY RUSSELL by Brad Sneed

LUCKY RUSSELL

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Age Range: 3 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In his first solo book, the illustrator of Grandpa's Song (1991) tells a familiar story: a kitten, longing for an important job, volunteers for one farm task after another (``You're too cute,'' barks the dog. ``You gotta have a mean look and a low growl to protect the farm'') until the farmer points out what a fine playmate he makes for a little girl. What's special here is the individuality of Sneed's animals--as revealed in their brisk conversations and in energetic watercolors notable for their intimate close-ups and angled perspectives; a creatively posed take of little Russell peering into the huge, gently bent face of a horse from between his enormous hooves is worth the price of the book. An unusual and original barnyard tour. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 1992
ISBN: 0-399-22329-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Putnam
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 1992




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