E I E I O by Gus Clarke

E I E I O

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Age Range: 2 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Any new edition of ``Old MacDonald'' needs a compelling novelty to justify its existence; here, the author-illustrator of Eddie and Teddy (1991) comes up with an elaborate scheme of incorporating the animals' ``quacks,'' ``moos,'' etc., in cartoon-style balloons that are cleverly integrated into the text on the verso pages where they are first introduced; on the rectos, the animals assemble in their increasing numbers to issue a comical cacophony for new readers to sort out. Clarke makes good use of repeated images of the cartoony animals in constructing his nicely designed spreads; of more interest to the kids, he offers dozens of humorous moments as the animals converse and cavort, plus a surprise ending that's both logical and contemporary. Good fun. (Folklore/Picture book. 2-7)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-688-12215-9
Page count: 32pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1993




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