THE EXCITING ADVENTURES OF WALDO by Earl and Linette Burton

THE EXCITING ADVENTURES OF WALDO

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Unique appeal in the attractive and original drawings by Helen Stone for the novel story of Waldo, the wooden decoy duck who embarks on some exciting adventures when he is discarded as imperfect. Unfortunately, I feel that the pictures are older than the story in appeal, and that, the story, though good, does not quite measure up to expectations, for precociousness mars it, and cutting might have profitted it. However-the brave little Waldo, with a yearning for home and a real friend, travels a dangerous and lonely way until he is picked up on the beach by young Christopher, and most satisfactorily finds a safe harbor in the boy's bed. The adventures are good reading aloud for five year olds and first graders; the strong line and luscious colors, as well as charm of conception, of the pictures (for all their sophistication) make this colorful, attractive merchandise for the discriminating buyer.

Pub Date: Aug. 27th, 1945
Publisher: Whittlesey House