AN EGG IS TO SIT ON by Christine Tanz

AN EGG IS TO SIT ON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An egg is to sit on, says Tanz, as Hoffman's facing drawing shows several children in funny hats perched on big and little eggs. But on the next page Tanz completes her sentence with ""if you are a chicken,"" and Hoffman shows the real feathered egg-sitter in action. Likewise ""a nose is to wash your back with"" (several children in a giant tub) ""if you are an elephant"" (seen routinely spraying himself) It won't take long for listeners to catch on and anticipate the endings to such statements as ""pockets are for your mother to keep her children in""--and after that, eased along by Hoffman's amiable, but derivative, rumpled children and variously amusing animals (the grasshoppers are quite spiffy), it becomes no more or less than a cute guessing game.

Pub Date: March 14th, 1978
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard