FUN/NO FUN by James Stevenson

FUN/NO FUN

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Age Range: 5 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Once again, Stevenson finds an imaginative and appealing perspective from which to present America as it was when he was growing up a couple of generations ago, in this case with eponymous pairs that reveal preferences universal (cowboy boots/galoshes) or individual (ice skates/roller skates); surprisingly few are unique to the period, though the freedom with which the young observer roams has a carefree confidence that's getting harder to find. The understated humor here is in the details and unexpected juxtapositions and the variety of subjects; Stevenson's watercolor vignettes, sketched with the brush with no added lines, continue to be almost miraculously spare and evocative. Authentic and fun. (Autobiography/Picture book. 5-9)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-688-11673-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Greenwillow
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1994




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