THE KING AND THE WHIRLYBIRD by Mabel Watts

THE KING AND THE WHIRLYBIRD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In a rococo kingdom a King has a whirlybird but ""There are other ways to travel,"" says His Majesty the King, insisting on ""the ancient old coach with the wobbly old wheels,"" ""the big black stallion that will not lift his feet,"" ""the rattly old train with the smoky old engine,"" etc., etc., while Joe the Pilot who is also Joe the Coachman (etc., etc.) tries to reason with him and the reader tries to reconcile the helicopter with the ancien regime. If you were being logical you might wonder, too, why all the other conveyances must be decrepit--but this is imperious take-it-or-leave-it foolishness. The telling is snappy, the pictures high-stylish, and whether you take it or leave it you won't give it a second thought.

Pub Date: Nov. 15th, 1969
Publisher: Parents' Magazine Press