THE ADVENTURES OF PADDY PORK by John S.--Illus. Goodall
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THE ADVENTURES OF PADDY PORK

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Turning the pages is half the fun of a tell-it-yourself story, and Paddy's adventures double the pleasure: there are twice as many pages as usual (it seems), half-length (3(apple)"") between the full-length (7""), and flipping them makes the action occur. You can call it a greeting card gimmick if you want to be stuffy. . . if you can resist laughing when Paddy, towed by his sedate pig mother--turns around for a glimpse of the circus passing through town; or, when she's busy shopping opens the door and sneaks out; or when he strides along a country lane in pursuit and comes to a perplexed stop at the crossroads. After a fast getaway from a big bad wolf, a disastrous tryout as a circus performer, Porky, in tears, meets a sympathetic rabbit--who shows him the way to go home. The setting is out of Beatrix Petter, the drawings are crisp and decisive--altogether a delight that's more than a diversion and the children won't be able to keep their hands off it.

Pub Date: Oct. 23rd, 1968
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World