HERE COMES HERB'S HURRICANE! by James Stevenson

HERE COMES HERB'S HURRICANE!

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Stevenson's sketchy, expressive drawings of his animal community help to reinforce the mild, indulgent humor of his story about Herb, the rabbit who takes it upon himself to organize a hurricane alarm system although there are some who pooh-pooh his efforts on the grounds that he just wants to be running something. The system relies upon a lookout seagull doing three loop-the-loops, at which point a squirrel in the treetops drops a sunflower into the stream and a frog by the waterfall pulls a rope which rings Herb's bell. So it's no surprise that there are malfunctions and that Herb leaves home in disgrace after two false alarms. But as this is a likably goodnatured tale it's just as unsurprising when Herb's nephews frighten the community with a simulated hurricane in order to restore their uncle to general favor, and when -- on top of all that commotion -- a real rip-roaring storm does blow through and make Herb a hero. Unaffectedly breezy, affectionately bemused.

Pub Date: Nov. 7th, 1973
Page count: 150pp
Publisher: Harper & Row