THE WING SHOP by Elvira Woodruff

THE WING SHOP

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

An ordinary story about a boy trying out several pairs of wings takes flight in its delightful illustrations. Matthew, who has just moved, wants desperately to revisit his old home; he finds (or imagines) a magical shop that loans him the wings of a gull, a butterfly, even an airplane. Each has its problem (bat wings hang him upside down), easily solved with a wish. Spotting the old house at last, Matthew is dismayed to find it has a pink porch and is now willing to go home to supper. In his usual riotous style, Gammell depicts the cheery, imperturbable child in a pleasing array of amusing situations. His fantastic cityscapes, with lurching brick towers that might be nightmarish were they less obviously born of good-humored fun, are a new addition to his repertoire of unique images. The rather long text is uneasily superimposed on the grand illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)
Pub Date: April 15th, 1991
ISBN: 0823412601
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Holiday House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1991




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