REGGIE by Eve Bunting

REGGIE

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Age Range: 6 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

“How complicated could dishonesty be?” In this lesson-filled story, a boy finds out the answer. Alex (eight-years old) finds a balloon floating in the air right in front of him; attached to the string is a stuffed mouse sporting a red vest. Before he can figure out why, he is smitten with the little guy and names him Reggie. So attached is Alex that he tears down the stapled signs that offer a $5.00 reward for the return of the mouse and deceives his parents about the fact that someone is looking for it. Even when faced with the crying owner and the disapproval of his best friend, herefuses to do the right thing. Only when his own dog disappears does Alex realize what he must do. Despite Burkett’s rich, atmospheric pen-and-ink illustrations and the comfortable large font, it’s hard to see who will enjoy this moralistic and unbelievable tale. As hard as it is to see a third-grader attaching himself to someone else’s stuffed doll, it is impossible to accept that this sweet boy would keep it, especially in the face of a reward and a bawling little girl. (Fiction. 6-9)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-8126-2746-6
Page count: 112pp
Publisher: Cricket
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2006




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