THE FLYING ACORNS by James Stevenson

THE FLYING ACORNS

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Age Range: 5 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 When the turkey puts up a poster--``CIRCUS: Good Acts Needed''--three bored squirrels decide to become aerial artists, but their efforts to work up a routine lead to one pratfall after another; meanwhile, three equally bored vacationing snails look on, commenting among themselves (``This should be thrilling''; ``They're very dedicated''). When the squirrels split up after a quarrel, the snails (they sing) join one of them and go on to success, while the other two squirrels take on a rabbit (their erstwhile drummer) as a third for their new act. This comic- strip-style farce gets off to a slow start, but Stevenson's adroit draughting and sly honing of clichÇs into dialogue have a cumulative effect that ends by becoming hilariously funny. A book that begs to be read aloud. (Picture book. 5-10)

Pub Date: March 23rd, 1993
ISBN: 0-688-11418-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Greenwillow
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 1993




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