TRUFFLES FOR LUNCH by Harold Berson

TRUFFLES FOR LUNCH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Berson, that adroit delineator of human foibles and exotic locales, here saddles himself with a hackneyed animal how-de-do: pig Phil, who yearns to be anything but what he is, gets his wish to be a lion and then regrets it: the hot sun makes his ""new fur terribly itchy and scratchy"" and, worse, all his prey escapes him--save for a helpless lady pig, Lucy, and he can't eat her! So, when his wizardly benefactor gets into the same scrape again and grants him another wish, Phil wishes himself back to being a pig--and happily goes off with Lucy to find truffles, ""a pig's favorite lunch."" That not-so-clever wizard--amusingly yclept ""The Wizard of the Woods and Streams and Everything Else Around Here""--is the story's one clever touch; and as a run-through of a routine situation, the book is a wan, listless affair--the pictures especially.

Pub Date: Oct. 10th, 1980
Publisher: Macmillan