'ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS?' by Denys Cazet

'ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS?'

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Age Range: 5 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Young Arnie regales his mother with a kitchen-table report on his first-grade trip to the aquarium--``The deadly squid can squeeze a whale juiceless!'' As in his Never Spit On Your Shoes (1990), Cazet's homey illustrations hilariously fill in details Arnie leaves out; held--barely--in check by their teacher and a host of parent helpers, the children (small animals in human dress, one speaking only Spanish) rattle on about the tanks and displays as they pursue their own concerns, their authentic-sounding comments and queries in square balloons. Though those accustomed to Cazet's usually sensitive brand of comedy may wince at the tank of big-nosed ``Gefilte Fish,'' there's plenty of less jarring humor here for readers of all ages. ``I'm glad you had a good day,'' Mom comments, and Arnie replies, ``I think the teacher did, too. She went home early.'' (Picture book. 5-7)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-531-05451-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Orchard
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 1992




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