SOLOMON SNEEZES by Marilyn Singer


Age Range: 3 - 6
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In the Growing Tree series, a story of sneezing: “Solomon Snorkel has such a big sneeze, he can blow all the leaves off the sycamore trees.” One sneeze from Solomon clears the house, the bees from the hives, and separates skiers from their skis. Solomon Snorkel’s nose just won’t stop tickling and everywhere he goes people tremble in fear of his “A-Choo!” He causes chaos on Mars, and the weather forecaster warns folks coast to coast when a sneeze breeze is about to come through. Although Singer’s verse will tickle readers, Floca’s silly illustrations really convey the magnitude of Solomon’s nose gales. Throughout the book, he cleverly shows only the sneezes’ aftermaths, saving a complete tableau of a sneeze in action for the very end. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1999
ISBN: 0-694-01748-5
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: HarperFestival
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1999