MAMA'S PERFECT PRESENT by Diane Goode

MAMA'S PERFECT PRESENT

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Age Range: 4 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In this deadpan sequel to Where's Our Mama? (1991), the Parisian brother and sister and their disaster-causing dachshund are on a hunt for Mama's birthday present. At each fancy shop, Zaza slips away and, unnoticed for a few crucial seconds, sends racks flying, overturns dress mannequins, and topples store clerks, chefs, and shoppers. With Goode's jaunty illustrations, this is a deftly paced and sophisticated comedy that includes a parody of Seurat's Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. It's quite an outing, and the siblings do locate (and create) the perfect present. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-525-45493-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1996




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