UNCLE HENRY AND AUNT HENRIETTA'S HONEYMOON by Nicole Rubel
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Uncle Henry and Aunt Henrietta's outrageous exploits on their honey, moon take them to the Sahara and Antarctica as well as other places in Rubel's latest zany picture book. Pearl and her brother demand a story from Uncle Henry and his wife, who are baby-sitting for the night. As the young alligators settle down by a roaring fire with their toys, Uncle Henry begins the tale, which becomes increasingly curious. Stranded on a sinking cruise ship in the South Seas, the newlyweds are saved miraculously by a friendly whale. Aunt Henrietta can't keep quiet any longer and relates a different experience--they were rescued instead by a band of roving natives, who brought them back to their primitive village for coconut soup. ""No, no, Henrietta,"" says Uncle Henry. ""We ate octopus and sea mails that night."" And on it goes. Together they relate a series of madcap escapades, with the bespectacled Uncle Henry leading the way on an Egyptian camel ride, and Aunt Henrietta playing with penguins and polar bears in the Arctic north. The following morning Mom and Dad pull out the family photo album to double-check the facts, with surprising results. This eccentric pair of reptiles will tickle funny bones as readers turn the pages. Rubel's one-of-a-kind illustrations enhance her series of yams, with bold eye-catching colors throughout.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1986
Publisher: Dial