THE VERY BEST DOOR OF ALL by Clara Linders

THE VERY BEST DOOR OF ALL

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Age Range: 2 - 5
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A cockamamie story about a cockamamie birthday present—suitable as an April Fool’s joke—from Netherlanders Linders and Cate. Evan the badger invites Pip the hedgehog to his birthday party. He then goes off to invite all his other friends. Along the way, he knocks on a lot of doors—striped, wet, tiny, grand, and a door in two pieces—but no door catches his fancy as much as Pip’s. Evan even returns to Pip’s house to pay homage to the beauty of the door. But Pip is in a rush to find Evan the perfect gift. Nothing seems right until a light clicks on in his attic: the door, of course! So he goes to great effort to remove it, injuring a little bird in the process—a curious if minor subplot—and presents it to Evan. Evan is nonplused by the present—it is, after all, a door opening into nothing—until Pip reminds him about saying how much he liked the door. “Pip, your door is the very best door of all . . . only because you are my very best friend of all.” Back the door goes to its rightful entry. A fairly absurd little treat made memorable by Cate’s stunning artwork, with its sophisticated color and design. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2001
ISBN: 1-886910-64-2
Page count: 32pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2001