SYCAMORE STREET by C. B. Christiansen


by & illustrated by
Age Range: 5 - 7
Email this review


 Best friends Angel and Chloe, who enjoy ``pretending'' together, have no time for new boy Rupert, who makes a pest of himself until Chloe discovers (while Angel's on vacation) that he's a good pretender, too. The inclusion/exclusion issue looms large for the target audience, but its exploration here isn't always credible--Rupert's still hanging around after being rebuffed for months, and, oddly, the girls never confront him when they suspect him of swiping their mittens. Still, humorous and nonpreachy, with short paragraphs, plenty of repetition for newly independent readers, and likable watercolor illustrations: unusually attractive for this genre. (Young reader. 5-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1993
ISBN: 0-689-31784-0
Page count: 42pp
Publisher: Atheneum
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1993


ChildrenHOW TO READ A BOOK by Kwame Alexander
by Kwame Alexander
ChildrenBAABWAA AND WOOLIAM by David Elliott
by David Elliott
ChildrenCRICKET IN THE THICKET by Carol Murray
by Carol Murray
ChildrenLISTEN TO OUR WORLD by Bill Martin Jr.
by Bill Martin Jr.