EUGENE AND HIS FRIENDS, a series; EUGENE AND THE NEW BABY; EUGENE AND THE POLICEMAN; EUGENE, PACK A GRIP; HIPPOLITO AND EUGENE G.; NOBODY LOOKS AT EUGENE; WALLPAPER FOR EUGENE'S ROOM by Florence Kramon

EUGENE AND HIS FRIENDS, a series; EUGENE AND THE NEW BABY; EUGENE AND THE POLICEMAN; EUGENE, PACK A GRIP; HIPPOLITO AND EUGENE G.; NOBODY LOOKS AT EUGENE; WALLPAPER FOR EUGENE'S ROOM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The group is intended to ""give big-city children a sense of importance in their way of life,"" another instance of aims outstripping performance. Each is a little rhymed story with little relation to reality, none to specifically inner city reality beyond the color of the characters' skins. In the first, Dad discourages Eugene from putting the new baby under the bed, in the trash, in the sink, on a shelf, etc., etc., and Mother vetoes his offer to give up his own and sleep under the bed, in the trash, etc., himself: ""In our big room at first he'll sleep/ And you may come each day and peep...And when he grows an inch or two,/ Then he can share a room with you... Our love we'll share most equally/ Among us four, instead of three."" This foolishness is presumably meant to reconcile a child to the arrival of a sibling; the others are equally puerile, the more so the closer they approach actual problems.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1967
Publisher: Follett