A NEW HOUSE FOR THE MORRISONS by Penny Carter

A NEW HOUSE FOR THE MORRISONS

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Though little Albert likes their house, his parents are tired of it (``too plain''; ``too much grass to cut''), so they get realtor Mr. Sharkey to show them around--giving Carter a chance for some fanciful exaggeration of houses these alligators declare to be ``too large,'' ``too new'' (Albert writes his name on a modernistic white expanse), ``too old'' (ghosts), unfriendly, overcrowded, etc. At last they spot the perfect house (``Such a big lawn!...We could plant a nice garden'')--their old one. With a predictable but satisfying outcome, a briskly amusing text, and sunny illustrations featuring amusingly expressive animal characters and many comical details, a promising debut. (Picture book/Easy reader. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-670-84567-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Viking
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 1993