THE SORELY TRYING DAY by Lillian Hoban

THE SORELY TRYING DAY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The comical kids, typified in other Hoban books (e.g. Some Snow Said Hello, 1963, p. 312, J-106), go through one day on a mad rampage and face judgment when father walks in after a "sorely trying day" at work. The buck is passed quickly from Dora to Frank and on down the line until it settles on the cat, who tries to blame the mouse. The cat finally accepts the blame and apologizes to the dog... thus the reaction works in reverse. The tale is slight, but Mr. Hoban's clever use of words coupled with Mrs. Hoban's pencil drawings of the stubby Victorian looking family forms a highly amusing book which will also appeal to adults.
Pub Date: April 8th, 1964
ISBN: 1590173430
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Harper & Row
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1964




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