PEOPLE PAPERS by Max Howard

PEOPLE PAPERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The variously zappy/surreal/pop illustrations in Quist's latest slick paper production are by different artists, and the text consists of flip one-page descriptions of different eccentric individuals -- among them teacher Miss Toast who is always late for school, even after the principal gives her a rooster, because (in a bowdlerization of barnyard humor) ""sometimes the cock-a-doodle do and sometimes the cock-a-doodle don't."" Other purportedly unforgettable characters are Chef Rollo, who made a 30-foot replica of St. Nick entirely of vegetables and cold cuts, Mr. Popolis, who became famous for hijacking the commuter train he got tired to running to catch, and Ned Nickel, who starts growing backwards at 70 and eventually turns into a baby and dies watching cartoons from his playpen. But you might as well let the kids watch cartoons and give People Papers to regressing adults.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1974
Publisher: Harlin Quist -- dist. by Dial/Delacorte