SPEEDY DIGS DOWNSIDE UP by Maxine; Illus. Ezra Jack Keats Kumin

SPEEDY DIGS DOWNSIDE UP

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In couplets that lean toward the occasional forced rhyme, the author elaborates on a small boy's view of his world. Speedy LaRue thought Nutting, Pa. was an all right place to live, if a chap was noted for something. Speedy was a fanatic digger, so one day he began digging on the sly straight through the middle of the earth to Tasmania. Upon arrival in Tasmania, Speedy is shocked to discover that the people walk on their hands. The boy shows them how to flip over, and finally returns home to Nutting. The illustrations in blues and oranges are lively and original in their conception-- a fine job by the prize-winning artist.

Pub Date: March 27th, 1964
Publisher: Putnam