DOKI by Mariana


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The lonely papoose of this story might be any child's baby brother. But because he happens to be an Indian baby the story with pictures has added glamor. One questions, however, the soundness of the theme, for Big Brother and Doki's sister, Little Laughing Water, run off and leave him on the ground to play with a doll, and a head-dress and a dog as company. And Doki crawls away. That Doki is found, fast asleep and safe in the woods, doesn't take away from the sense of insecurity the story may leave. Hide and seek- Indian style- isn't a salutary experience for toddlers. Definitely a book to be used with care.

Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard