THE SEVEN LITTLE PIFFLESNIFFS by Margaret Stimson Richardson

THE SEVEN LITTLE PIFFLESNIFFS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A lightly fantastic, but rather humorless series of episodes in the life of a grocer's family of nine. Guided by a pert mother and a careful, loving father, alliterative Patsy, Peggy, Percy, Pimm, Pam, Paul and Patrick do things like training dogs and white mice, catching cold, eating Christmas Dinner. A storm catches them in the woods where they seek shelter from a friendly old chopper; Pimm's mouse frightens a circus elephant; Percy mixes batches of atomic energy in the basement. There is a certain rhythm to the seven voices and the seven different sets of desires, and a warmth of family cooperation but, generally speaking, it's dull.

Pub Date: Aug. 11th, 1952
Publisher: Abingdon-Cokesbury