DO YOU REMEMBER? by Mircea Vasiliu


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Children have such shorts pasts and such long futures that they don't have much of an appetite for reminiscence or a penchant for nostalgia, but that is the mood this book aims for. It follows a boy on his seventh birthday as he recalls some fairly unexciting events in his past -- a best friend, their argument, getting his first letter and getting lost in a 5&10. It is directed to ""you"" with many questions to be answered by the juvenile reader. Perhaps it is intended as a book for personal use with the sort of child who can't remember what he had for breakfast, or possibly its best use would come as a stimulator to groups of children, yet if the average Show-and-Tell time experience is any guide, a book on how to shut them off would be more useful. The well-known illustrator has provided his distinctive light line drawings in three colors. Altogether, when you lay it down, you probably won't remember it.

Pub Date: Aug. 25th, 1966
Publisher: John Day