AUGUST EXPLAINS by Phil Ressner
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AUGUST EXPLAINS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Children who sometimes think they would like to be dogs or camels, will be fascinated to see themselves from the point of view of a small bear who wants to be human. From the pictures of many devilish looking boys taking baths to the definition of shoes--they are ""very much like hollow feet"",-- the author and artist exhibit a new, humorous approach to the worlds of bears and humans. The three-color illustrations are of the highest artistic quality; Mr. Bonsall seems to understand small people, and sees a unique kind of comedy in their everyday actions. A fine combination of a clever, exuberant text, and fine pictures (Mr. Bonsall is a master at capturing expressions and stances)-- a seeing and listening experience which young children should not be denied.

Pub Date: May 22nd, 1963
Publisher: Harper & Row