PETE THE GREAT by Dwight Logan


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An original and rather ambitious text for a book whose format is indisputably picture-story book. Pete is the rabbit the magician draws out of the hat, and he determines to learn all the tricks and go back to the farm and show what he can do. But he finds that he can, after all, not do as well as nature herself, in the form of the chickens that lay eggs where none were before, the cow that fills an empty pail with milk, or the rabbit mother that produces six brand new rabbits. An amusing idea which doesn't quite come off, except for children familiar with sleight-of-hand magicians and their tricks (which puts the book in a somewhat higher age group).

Publisher: Scribner