TOBY IN THE COUNTRY, TOBY IN THE CITY by Maxine Zohn Bozzo

TOBY IN THE COUNTRY, TOBY IN THE CITY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

I live in the country, and my name is Toby."" ""My house looks like this."" ""I go to school with my sister and brother."" ""When it is spring in the country I see lots of flowers."" Each of these statements, and a few others like them, are set down once and immediately repeated word for word, except that ""city"" is substituted for ""country"" the second time through. And for each doubled sentence, the pictures show the same activity occurring against different backgrounds. In the end, ""I like to visit the city,"" says the country Toby, a boy; ""I like to visit the country,"" says the city Toby, a girl, on cue; and then, together, ""And I LIKE YOU!"" Modell makes both settings spiffy and fresh, and the very simple message may well appeal to small children, though one winces at the pat, Romper-Roomish closing.

Pub Date: Sept. 20th, 1982
Publisher: Greenwillow