TO THE ISLAND by Charlotte Agell

TO THE ISLAND

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Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

An adventurous quartet embarks upon a sailing expedition to an island oasis for a day of fun. Rabbit and his friends Cat, Chicken, and Dragon look forward to swimming, eating, and enjoying each other's company. Agell perfectly captures the barely suppressed glee of a young child anticipating a special event. "Today is the day!" is the recurring refrain as the animals get ready for their outing; a sing-song verse and upbeat tempo swell the excitement of preparation: "Pack a picnic./Pack warm coats./To the harbor./To the boats!" A brief, passing storm provides exhilarating moments, but no harm would befall the friends who inhabit these bright, sunshine-filled pages. Vivid yellows and intense turquoise blues convey the beauty of an island retreat, and the peaceful trip home at day's end. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-7894-2505-X
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: DK Publishing
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1998




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