PINS AND NEEDLES by John Talbot

PINS AND NEEDLES

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Poor Jean Pierre! When the alarm goes off, he awakes with his trunk prickling with an elephant-sized case 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. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-8037-0942-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dial
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 1992