KIA TANISHA DRIVES HER CAR by Eloise Greenfield

KIA TANISHA DRIVES HER CAR

Age Range: 1 - 4
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Kia Tanisha Drives Her Car ($5.95; Jan. 31, 1997; 12 pp.; 0-694-00848-6): A toddler named Kia Tanisha shows her independence, driving a toy car to her friend Angie's doorstep in this companion book to Kia Tanisha (ISBN 0-694-00847-8) and then driving home. Greenfield and Gilchrist, working within the page constraints of the board-book format, opt for two slight stories rather than tight concepts, accompanied by disappointing artwork. Some elements of the illustrations are barely sketched in, while others--e.g., the car--are given solid outlines, to disconcerting effect. The perspective shifts abruptly, from a long view of Kia Tanisha and her car to a close-up of the dashboard, where the objects--key, steering wheel, horn, even the hands--will be barely recognizable to the toddler set. (Board book. 1-4)

Pub Date: Jan. 31st, 1997
ISBN: 0-694-00848-6
Page count: 12pp
Publisher: HarperFestival
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 1996




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