GORDON'S HOUSE by Julie Brinckloe


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Gordon of Gordon Goes Camping stays close to home for five whisper-quiet adventures: First, he lures a bird to nest on his head by imitating a tree; then strikes out in a game of charades by falling to guess Edith ostrich's (?) imitation of a baboon; and, later, has his painting of rain ruined by a sopping wet visitor. In two slightly longer incidents--a hopping contest with a bug and a talk with a scarecrow who startles by answering back--Gordon's inspiration begins to wane. Still, Brinckloe invests her potbellied teddy with an air of quirky soulfulness and her alert rendering of postures and expressions makes Gordon's simplest doings worth watching.

Pub Date: Aug. 13th, 1976
Publisher: Doubleday