ANDY ALL YEAR ROUND by Eve Merriam

ANDY ALL YEAR ROUND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A picture book of four seasons and five senses"" and many precursors and more successors... In rather relaxed blank verse and very scratchy, stiff illustrations, Andy discovers the sensations appropriate to each season: the sound of sand trickling through his fingers ""like a secret that nobody knows except you;"" the smell of burning autumn leaves--""a deep, deep, wide woodsy smell;"" the taste of snow--""a cold taste and a warm taste all mixed together:"" the look of grass--""tiny green fringes sprouting up, little puffs, little tufts."" We're beginning to feel that these things are more than a bore; instead of stimulating the child, they suffocate him with a set of structured responses. And in this case the pictures don't compensate.

Pub Date: Sept. 25th, 1967
Publisher: Funk & Wagnall