THE BIG FUR SECRET by Margaret Wise Brown

THE BIG FUR SECRET

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The text shows excellent understanding of the child mind -- for I am convinced she is right in suggesting that children think adults are silly when they talk "pretend" of what animals are saying when they bark and roar and growl. This is a story of one small boy who listened in -- and understood -- as other children were taken from one part of the zoo to another, and alternately frightened and puzzled and entertained by the interpretation put on the animals behind cages by the grownups...The pictures, I feel, are keyed more to adult appreciation than child; they seem sophisticated and decorative, and rather confusing for the average youngster. Modern techniques -- in color and line -- by Robert Devreyac. Good looking book-cloth.
Pub Date: Oct. 25th, 1944
Publisher: Harper
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1944




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