YOU'RE THE SCAREDY-CAT by Mercer Mayer

YOU'RE THE SCAREDY-CAT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The big and ugly green garbage can monster is yet another bastard offspring of the Wild Things and it must be said that this fellow -- with his bat ears, blunt cut hairdo and improbable pink nose -- won't scare anyone except older brother, who invents him to enliven an impromptu night of backyard camping and then mistakes a friendly scavenging sheepdog for the creature of his own imagination. Younger brothers will recognize big brother for the nursery con man that he is and enjoy seeing him fooled; other observers will recognize an uncomfortable lot of resemblances to other nighttime escapades and other artists -- similarities which make the green garbage can monster even less scarifying than he is at first meeting.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1974
ISBN: 1577688597
Publisher: Parents' Magazine Press