A FRIEND FOR MINERVA LOUISE by Janet Morgan Stoeke
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A FRIEND FOR MINERVA LOUISE

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Another adventure of the amiable, feather-brained hen (Minerva Louise at School, 1996, etc.) relies on the same premise as its predecessors: Minerva Louise visits a strange environment--this time a household where there is a new baby--but her perceptions are entirely bound by the limits of her barnyard experiences. Seeing an empty crib, she identifies it as a rabbit hutch and begins searching for the ""new bunny"" that must live there. And Minerva always manages to find what she's looking for in the end--much to the delight of listeners who have been laughing all along at her blithe efforts to make sense of the world by force-fitting it into the only categories she knows. Large, simple shapes and bold, flat colors inside soft black outlines are composed into pictures as lighthearted and charming as the tale.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1997
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Dutton