PINKY AND REX AND THE SPELLING BEE by James Howe

PINKY AND REX AND THE SPELLING BEE

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Age Range: 6 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 One of two new books about the likable best friends introduced in 1990. (The other, Pinky and Rex and the Mean Old Witch, is a nicely understated but predictable story about the mellowing of a neighborhood grouch.) The Spelling Bee has some thought-provoking twists: seized with competitive fervor, Pinky has his heart set on winning a spelling bee; he doesbut learns that losing isn't the worst thing when, over-excited at his moment of triumph, he ``pees'' in front of the class. Later, Rex conveys her sympathy with ingenious (and credible) tact. A satisfying story that effectively challenges several preconceptions. Sweet's attractive illustrations extend the wholesome good humor. (Young reader. 6-8)

Pub Date: April 30th, 1991
ISBN: 0-689-31618-6
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Atheneum
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1991




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