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WILL'S NEW CAP by Olof Landstrom


by Olof Landstrom & Lena Landström & illustrated by Olof Landstrom & Lena Landström & translated by Richard E. Fisher

Age Range: 3 - 7

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1992
ISBN: 91-29-62062-7
Publisher: R&S/Farrar, Straus & Giroux

 The colorful cap is Will's pride and the delight of the admiring friends he willingly lets try it on. It's useful, too: the long duckbill visor protects him from the sun and even the rain. But, then, alas! Water wilts the visor, causing Will to trip; Mama, however, soon bandages his hurt knee and inadvertently improves the cap by ironing it through a newspaper that imprints the word ``Sport'' on it. The simple, well-paced drama here is perfectly childlike; the cartoon-style illustrations have the vibrant energy and humor of Quentin Blake, with a refreshing Scandinavian flavor. (Picture book. 3-7)