KLIPPITY KLOP by Ed Emberley
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KLIPPITY KLOP

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KIRKUS REVIEW

With no introduction nor any need for one, "Prince Krispen and Dumpling went for a ride." Then in a solid minimum of words and expertly unsophisticated fine line drawings on tan paper, the small toylike prince and his almost hobby-horsy steed ride over a bridge (KLUMP KLUMPITY KLUMPITY KLUMP), across a stream (KERPLASH KERPLOSH), through a field (KWISH KWASH) and so on to a cave where a dragon "looked out and yelled at them! KARRRRAAAAGGGGAAHHHH" -- sending Prince Krispen and Dumpling back the way they came. KLLLANG! The final slamming of the castle gate behind them is visibly loud and all the klumps and krunches are integrated not with the text but with the pictures -- to be discovered independently by beginning readers or recited by a story hour chorus (though the scale and absence of color calls for a small group).
Pub Date: Sept. 26th, 1974
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1974




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