THAT’S GOOD! THAT’S BAD! IN WASHINGTON, DC by Margery Cuyler

THAT’S GOOD! THAT’S BAD! IN WASHINGTON, DC

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

On a visit to the nation’s capitol, a boy and his class hop aboard a DC Duck. That sounds like fun; it must be good. No, it’s bad. The boy leans out too far and gets whisked away by a passing motorcycle. That sounds bad, but it’s actually good; the motorcycle is headed for the zoo. Now that sounds like fun; it must be good! etc. Cuyler tries to pump some new life into the fortunately/unfortunately convention by setting the story in Washington DC. What results is a chain of events with little or no causal connections. Garland does his best to add some fun with his sleepy-eyed, round-faced characters, but he fails as well. Even fans of the genre will likely be bored. This is only worth it if a unit on DC is a big part of your curriculum. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: July 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-8050-7727-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2007




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