MISS PENNY AND MR. GRUBBS by Lisa Campbell Ernst

MISS PENNY AND MR. GRUBBS

Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 After 48 years as next-door neighbors, cranky Mr. Grubbs still has a totally unproductive garden while friendly Miss Penny grows prize vegetables. Revenge: Grubbs secretly introduces rabbits on the other side of their common fence, persistently outfoxing all Miss Penny's efforts to get rid of them. Never mind; she takes the rabbits to the fair, where they win a prize, then gives them all away--including a pair to her still- curmudgeonly neighbor. Ernst tells this odd, broad tale with verve. Her illustrations are drawn with a vigor and aplomb that add considerable humor; but the most unusual feature here is Grubbs's impenitence, which may be more plausible than his neighbor's unfailing sweetness. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: April 30th, 1991
ISBN: 0-02-733563-1
Page count: 40pp
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1991




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