A SQUASH AND A SQUEEZE by Julia Donaldson

A SQUASH AND A SQUEEZE

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Age Range: 3 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 You may not think you need yet another version of the tale about someone realizing that her house is actually big enough to accommodate a whole slew of animals, after crowding them in--one by one--on the advice of a wise man (he looks as much like a vicar as a rabbi here). But this variant has two things to recommend it: Donaldson's merrily lilting text (``The little old lady cried, `Stop, I implore!/It was cramp-y for three and it's teeny for four./Even the pig in the cupboard agrees/my house is a squash and a squeeze' ''); and Scheffler's vigorously limned cartoon-style illustrations, explicating and elaborating the ludicrous events line by line. Where funds permit, a worthy addition. (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: April 30th, 1993
ISBN: 0-689-50571-X
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: McElderry
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1993




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