A TRIP TO THE YARD and MY BUNNY BOOK by Genevieve Cross

A TRIP TO THE YARD and MY BUNNY BOOK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The first of these, illustrated by Marjorie Hartwell and Rachel Dixon, is a round-the-garden insect excursion- with the exception of a frog, a hummingbird and a goldfinch. The pictures are splashy-large-and in colors that at first strike the eye as lurid but which later tone off nicely and imaginatively. The wild life, shown through the eyes of Tom and Sally, is pictured as eating, web-making, cocoon-breaking, etc., and in magnified and real sizes where distinction is necessary... My Bunny Book, equally colorfully illustrated by Charles Clement, who draws his animals and shrubbery far better than his stilted children, is about Bunny Briar who is captured, runs away, but returns to the pleasures of the sandbox of Patty and Peter. In its lack of realism, this doesn't quite come off. Too, it is sugary.

Publisher: Garden City