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TURTLE AND SNAKE FIX IT by Kate Spohn

TURTLE AND SNAKE FIX IT

By Kate Spohn (Author) , Kate Spohn (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 7

Pub Date: March 1st, 2001
ISBN: 0-670-03540-8
Publisher: Viking

This fourth in the Turtle and Snake easy-to-read series is as jocose as the earlier volumes. It’s springtime and Turtle is all geared up to try out his new tools. “I’m here to fix things,” he yodels to Snake. Snake’s home just happens to be full of things needing fixing. Turtle gets right to work. The bookshelf tilts to the left. Turtle makes sure it now tilts to the right. That door sticks? Turtle takes it right off the hinges—no more sticking. Wobbly chairs, leaking faucets, wallpaper sloughing off? No challenge is too great for Turtle, who looks a great deal like Winston Churchill in Spohn’s naïve artwork—no problem that he can’t make worse, and proud of it. These two primitively drawn creatures generate enormous warmth, enough to threaten to combust their tinder dry humor. They are just the companions one would want—the kind that keep you laughing—when taking on a book solo for the first time. (Easy reader. 4-7)