WILDEBEEST by Franz Berliner


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Age Range: 4 - 8
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 Two Danish award-winners collaborate in a modern ``why'' story: disgruntled because his ungainly body seems to have been constructed of spare parts by the god N`gai, the wildebeest matches his behavior to his name; he also secretly hoards a particularly lush valley--until, realizing that others of his kind are starving, he decides to share and is awarded with a nicer name: ``gnu.'' The story is a bit purposive but smoothly told; Brgger's vibrant watercolors are both handsome and entertaining. (Picture book. 4-8)*justify no*

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-8249-8488-9
Page count: 32pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1991