GOOD-FOR-NOTHING by Gina Bell

GOOD-FOR-NOTHING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Too big for the little boys, too little for the big boys! That was Toby's plight when he moved to Sycamore Street. Nevertheless, Toby was determined to play ball, go fishing and run races. Generously offering his sports equipment, Toby is permitted to join the older boys, only to win the unattractive nickname, Good-for-Nothing. A bout with measles keeps him away and the ""champs"" experience a strange sense of loss in the absence of Toby's admiring ""oohs"" and ""ahs"". A cheering squad solution to the problem -- neat -- if unsatisfactory from any child development viewpoint.

Pub Date: Aug. 14th, 1961
Publisher: Abingdon