THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER by Jez Alborough

THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

All but one of the sheep set out in search of greener pastures in this cute but uninspired explication of the old adage. Led by charismatic Thomas, the disgruntled flock climbs a mountain in their quest, Frolicsome little Lincoln, ""far too busy chasing butterflies,"" is left behind. The others discover that the new grass is no better than what they left; spying a beautiful patch of green at a distance, they discover that it's their own meadow, where Lincoln is still playing. Alborough's cartoonish animals are appealing and buoyant, but his one joke is stretched too thin The minimal text suggests a book for preschool age, but conceptually this is more appropriate for older children--who are likely to be bored by its linear simplicity.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1987
Publisher: Dial