APPLEBET STORY by Byron Barton


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In the pop style of his Where's Al (KR 1972) and exhibiting the same partiality for overturned carts and mounting pandemonium, Barton follows an apple (A) which the wind blows (B) off a tree and into a city (C), then down (D) over an outdoor cafe and onto eleven (E) ice cream sundaes whose consequent collapse sends the waiter into a fury (F) and then to the garbage (G). Barton manages to steer the apple past an Indian, juggler, motorcycle cop and even a xylophone player to a zebra (Z) at the zoo who finally eats it, but about half way through the alphabet the apple stops being part of the action and just happens along on the ride. Well, there is lots of action for those who enjoy following those frenetic visual sequences which Barton borrows from the comics.
Pub Date: March 19th, 1973
ISBN: 067012964X
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Viking
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1973


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