FROG MEDICINE by Mark  Teague

FROG MEDICINE

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Age Range: 5 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Another surreal adventure for Elmo, hero of Moog-Moog, Space Barber (1990). Stuck with a book-report book he's sure he won't enjoy--Frog Medicine--Elmo doesn't even open it. Suddenly, the assignment's due: ``I'll just make up something,'' he decides, but draws a blank. Meanwhile, the froggie details that have been invading Teague's art burst forth on Elmo's feet, now green and webbed. After a visit to the book's author, Dr. Galoof, a frog whose desk and bookcase of medical tomes sit among reeds and lily pads, elicits solid advice (``Just do your homework...You really should read more''), Elmo settles down, finds he enjoys the book after all, and returns to normal--even his feet. Offbeat and wryly amusing, but it's the illustrations that command attention: the solid, hard-edged forms are alive with energy, with even skyscrapers leaning purposefully; Elmo's cat acts as a constant observer, by turns anxious, bored, or debonair; every scene is bathed in curiously pure light, with plenty of clever, funny details to discover. (Picture book. 5-10)*justify no*

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-590-44177-9
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1991




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