PINS AND NEEDLES by John Talbot

PINS AND NEEDLES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Poor Jean Pierre! When the alarm goes off, he awakes with his trunk prickling with an elephant-sized ease of ""pins and needles,"" and despite following the varied advice of his mouse roommate, Bonsoir, and his sister Melissa (""You need exercise...come to my aerobics class""), the weird sensation persists. Even after Uncle Maurice (an inventor) blows Jean Pierre up like a balloon and lets him go to loop a remarkable vapor trail across the landscape, his trunk still tingles. The ultimate solution--Bonsoir contrives a giant shadow that scares Jean Pierre out of his ailment--isn't particularly apt, but the shenanigans along the way are amusing, especially as depicted in Talbot's energetic pen-and-watercolor illustrations of the appealingly comical pachyderm and his pals.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1992
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dial