BRUNO THE CARPENTER by Lars Klinting

BRUNO THE CARPENTER

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Age Range: 4 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Readers meet an initially disorganized Bruno, a chubby beaver, as he measures, saws, drills, screws, hammers, and glues together a project in his workshop. His tools are shown in precise close-ups as they come into play, depicted in clean, full-page illustrations. These pictures alternate with dear scenes of Bruno building-- readers learn--a very professional-looking toolbox. The uncluttered illustrations are rendered in watercolors and colored pencils; the text is fresh, straightforward, and gracefully to the point. Nice touches include a set of plans for the project and a last scene of a satisfied Bruno drinking tea with cinnamon rolls. He's a lovable hero in a neat little book. (Picture book. 4-10)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-8050-4501-5
Page count: 34pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1996