ALTOONA BABOONA by Janie Bynum

ALTOONA BABOONA

Age Range: 2 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

That Bynum comes up with so many lines to rhyme with “Altoona Baboona” deserves some kind of acclaim, even if the rhymes make readers laugh and groan at the same time. Altoona Baboona is an ape that “gets bored on her dune-a,” hops a “hot air balloon-a” and goes south to “Calcun-a.” On her hot air travels Altoona meets up with a loon-a and a racoon-a, who come back to the dune-a for an evening bonfire and roasted marshmallows. Bynum’s watercolors have a breezy ocean air feel to them, as light and buoyant as her simian heroine. (Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-15-201860-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1999