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LEARNING TO SKI WITH MISTER MAGEE by Chris Van Dusen

LEARNING TO SKI WITH MISTER MAGEE

From the Mr. Magee series, volume 3

By Chris Van Dusen (Author) , Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 8

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8118-7495-3
Publisher: Chronicle

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)