WILL YOU TAKE ME TO TOWN ON STRAWBERRY DAY? by Marilyn Singer

WILL YOU TAKE ME TO TOWN ON STRAWBERRY DAY?

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An imitation folk rhyme, complete with music and a ""Hey nonny nonny nonny O"" in every verse, in which a girl reminds her boyfriend of the expected pleasures of an upcoming country fair. But instead of conjuring up the charms of the old-time occasion, Singer only ticks off conventional associations: the pair will, unimaginatively, ""buy me a tart,"" drink ""rosy-hip tea,"" ""feast us on goose, on custard, on cream,"" and ""dance us a reel."" And instead of tripping along, her lines jog by on square wheels of contrivance: ""Will we see Johnny Slack turn cartwheels-a-few?""; ""Will we twine in our hair bright garlands so gay?"" Noble has the pair disporting as called for among thatched roofs and canopied stalls, but these are just standard props for a fiat performance.

Pub Date: Sept. 9th, 1981
Publisher: Harper & Row