NEW KID ON SPURWINK AVE. by Michael Crowley

NEW KID ON SPURWINK AVE.

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Age Range: 5 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Mom insists, so the kids try to welcome Leonard to their neighborhood, but he has no use for their imaginative games: ``Naw, man, it's just the dumb dog,'' he points out when they urge him to ``Lasso that ol' steer.'' Meanwhile, Carter's lively illustrations show Leonard engrossed with rope, gears, and other paraphernalia of the young engineer. Sure enough, he turns out to have a garage full of his inventions, including a working vehicle that moves the story into fantasy. It's presented without subtlety, but first-time author Crowley gives his kids lively, believable dialogue; and while more plausible technology (especially in the illustrations) might have intrigued more, the book will entertain. (Picture book. 5-8)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-316-16230-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1992




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