GOBBLE, GROWL, GRUNT by Peter Spier

GOBBLE, GROWL, GRUNT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

It's not hard to believe the jacket blurb's claim that over 600 animals are portrayed in this buzzing succession of double-page spreads, each crowded with a jumble of creatures and Spier's orthographic interpretation of the noises they make. There's the predictable community of barnyard fowl with its clucks and gobbles and honks, a more ingenious water scene with hippos (RRUMMPF), flamingos (ONGK), crocodiles (silent) and others, a tree full of starlings saying SWEET, TWEE, WEET and FEE-YOU, an arctic cacophony of OOOORR, PURR-LA-LA, BRRRRR, FLAP-FLAP-FLAP, and KWEE-AKKAH-KAK, and many many more in all sorts of poses and juxtapositions. To an adult it's distractingly busy, but you probably won't be allowed to turn a page until every last bee has been buzZEEEEEEEEingly vocalized.
Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1971
ISBN: 0385067798
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Doubleday
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1971




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