FRIENDS GO ADVENTURING by Helme Heine

FRIENDS GO ADVENTURING

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Age Range: 3 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The long-awaited further adventures of the offbeat trio from Friends (1982)--Charlie Rooster, Fat Percy the Pig, and Johnny Mouse--and a flat-out duet of words and art. Heine's text, with its syncopated wit, doesn't so much tell the story as suggest it: ``Their first adventure happened right behind the hay field. There was the wily fox with six prisoners--the goose princess and her sisters. The brave friends freed the prisoners--and saved them from slavery or worse.'' The real action resides in the spread of the dastardly fox--with six geese tied up, gagged, and blindfolded behind him--facing the pig, who is outfitted in boxing gloves; Charlie cowers while Johnny eggs Percy on. The figures, as usual, have a three-dimensional fullness; with their endearingly human expressions and postures, they come off as exceptionally animated. Top-notch comedy from one end of this adventure to the other. (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1995
ISBN: 0-689-80463-6
Page count: 28pp
Publisher: McElderry
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1995




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