TEN REDNECK BABIES by David Davis

TEN REDNECK BABIES

A Southern Counting Book
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Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

Counting down from ten and then back up again, Southern babies walk, crawl, and roll through this numbering tale. Whether eating peanut patties, frolicking in the kudzu, or taking a bath in washbasins in the yard, these redneck babies (by virtue of the title, they’re all white) are having fun. Wacky rhyming verses filled with the distinctive Southern vernacular provide a unique take on the familiar format: “4 redneck babies buttering grits. . . .” While mostly good-natured, occasional passages fall into unflattering stereotypes of Southern life, detracting from the overall tone of the story. Humorous paintings filled with sun-kissed babies in a variety of settings, offer another view of an often disparaged way of life. An occasional misstep only minimally detracts from this feel-good tale. Loaded with Southern charm. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 1-58980-232-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Pelican
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2004




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