GREEN EARRINGS AND A FELT HAT by Jerry Newman

GREEN EARRINGS AND A FELT HAT

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Age Range: 5 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A nicely crafted post-easy reader about friendship: Susan and Carolyn enjoy borrowing each other's things, but what the exchanges really mean is, ``I've got you as my best friend, and I'm so glad!'' There's a silly fight, depicted in succinct, believable dialogue; the fear of each that the other will find a new friend; reluctance to apologize; then a happy resolution when--after ``Susan had decided that she liked Carolyn more than she was mad at her''--each wraps the other's favorite thing as a gift and they literally meet halfway. Hewitt's informal sketches, touched up with green, make a good contribution to the approachable format. Send kids who enjoy this on to Patricia Wrightson's slightly more demanding, and subtler, The Sugar-Gum Tree (1992). (Young reader. 5-9)

Pub Date: April 30th, 1993
ISBN: 0-8050-2392-5
Page count: 44pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1993