THE MOST PERFECT SPOT by Diane Goode

THE MOST PERFECT SPOT

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A little boy and his mother search for the perfect “spot” for their picnic—and eventually find it. When Jack invites his mama to the perfect spot for a picnic, she dons her best hat and they walk to Prospect Park. When they find the perfect spot by the lake, a flock of ducks upsets their boat. When they find the perfect spot to dry off in the sun, riders on horseback splatter them with mud. When they find the perfect spot riding the carousel, Mama gets dizzy and loses her hat. And when they finally find a spot in a meadow, it starts to pour, forcing them to run home where they find the most perfect spot of all. Set amid the brownstones, streetcars and small shops of early 20th-century urban America, the “most perfect” animated line and watercolor illustrations capture the comic events of this memorable day in the park. Sharp little eyes will discover a recurring detail in the drawings that gives the title a whole new meaning. Perfectly charming. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-06-072697-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2006




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