LEARNING TO SKI WITH MISTER MAGEE by Chris Van Dusen

LEARNING TO SKI WITH MISTER MAGEE

From the "Mr. Magee" series, volume 3
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

Mr. Magee’s gone Down to the Sea and on A Camping Spree (2000, 2003), and now it’s time for him to ski. In rhyming couplets, he and his little dog Dee head out for a practice run on a nearby hill. On go the skis (equipped with hysterically antique bindings to go with Mr. Magee’s woolen knickers), into the backpack goes Dee and down the hill they go—straight at a moose. The ensuing slapstick is both predictable and very, very funny, with Mr. Magee and Dee limboing under the moose before they end up suspended, heads down, over a crevasse by the skis—across which the moose ambles. The pacing of both verse and shiny, retro illustrations excels, and Mr. Magee couldn’t hope to find a prettier landscape to fall down in. (Picture book. 4-8)
Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8118-7495-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Chronicle
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 2010




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