SARA RACCOON AND THE SECRET PLACE by Margaret Burdick

SARA RACCOON AND THE SECRET PLACE

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Age Range: 3 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In a companion to Bobby Otter and the Blue Boat (1987), Sara Raccoon--emulating her mother, who sends her children outside when the rain finally stops because ``I'd like to be alone for a little while''--fixes up a hollow tree as her own special nook. When friend Bobby discovers it, she shoos him away, but soon has second thoughts. Fortunately, Bobby is a real friend: When Sara's place is flooded, he not only comforts her but also shows her his own special spot (``A secret is more fun when you share it''). The message is conveyed gently, through the genuinely childlike behavior of the appealing animals; in the bright, cheery illustrations, the little creatures--carefully observed as animals--are also charmingly expressive of human feelings. Attractive to read aloud or alone. (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-316-11617-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 1992