CAMELS DON'T SKI by Francesca Simon

CAMELS DON'T SKI

Age Range: 3 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

Calamity, a camel with a peevish attitude about her life in a caravan, trades in her heavy packs for a colder climate and skis and soon yearns for her former life. It becomes quite clear that camels were not designed for snowy slopes. When perfection isn’t achieved in Calamity’s new habitat, the old woes inherent in carrying burdens through the desert seem far less tiresome the second time around. It’s a particularly easy lesson, learned without fuss or tension, depicted in Busby’s cartoonish illustrations. Readers will enjoy one go-around, but this story from Simon (see review, above) is probably too one-note and simplistic for repeat readings. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1999
ISBN: 1-899607-59-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Sterling
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 15th, 1999




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