ANNIE, BEA, AND CHI CHI DOLORES by Donna Maurer

ANNIE, BEA, AND CHI CHI DOLORES

A School Day Alphabet
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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 From the driver's ``all aboard'' as three ``buddies'' (bear, dog, and hippo) climb on the bus to the balky ``zip'' at the end, a day in what might be the hilariously rambunctious school featured in Cazet's ``Never Spit on Your Shoes'' (1990). Though first-time author Maurer contributes just a word or phrase for each letter, her witty choices neatly outline the class's day while providing just the right foil for Cazet's delightfully mischievous art, where ``erasing'' leaves a jagged hole in the arithmetic; a patient, long-suffering cat-teacher tries to keep the ``giggling'' down to a dull roar; the slugs proudly flourished for show-and-tell are declared ``icky''; and character is comically revealed in each and every sub rosa activity during ``quiet'' time. Again, Cazet's appealing animals impersonate irrepressible kids to perfection. A winner. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-531-05467-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Orchard
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 1993




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