YOU'LL SOON GROW INTO THEM, TITCH by Pat Hutchins

YOU'LL SOON GROW INTO THEM, TITCH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In Titch (1971) Hutchins' perpetually outdone youngest-in-the-family scores a suitable if not very original victory. Here his problem is the familiar one of hand-me-down clothes--brother Pete's old pants, sister Mary's old sweater, and old socks from both of them. All are too big for Titch, but the family's standard answer is ""You'll grow into them, Titch."" All this time we see mother knitting and growing bigger. So it's no surprise when, after Titch is at last provided with a brand-new outfit of his own, Mother brings home a brand-new baby--and Titch gets to pass along his old clothes with the inevitable ""He'll soon grow into them."" The pictures have a stagey look, with the family members stiffly posed around a picture window. Through that window a bird family also grows, from nest to eggs to young; and leaves and flowers come along as well, indoors and out. This touch gives an audience something to notice, but doesn't compensate for the unappealing, unlifelike appearance of the human family in the foreground.

Pub Date: Feb. 14th, 1982
ISBN: 0688115071
Publisher: Greenwillow