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HERE COMES TOD! by Philippa Pearce


by Philippa Pearce & illustrated by Adriano Gon

Age Range: 5 - 8

Pub Date: March 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0744569311
Publisher: Candlewick

From the author of a landmark in children's fantasy (Tom's Midnight Garden, 1958), six cozy episodes in the life of a small boy. After Granny promises not to knit Tod any more sweaters until he outgrows the two she's just given him, she surprises him with one for his teddy bear; the next-door cat disappears and Tod finds it; he's unwelcoming to a classmate his mother has agreed to care for (not his "enemy," he agrees, but "at school we don't do things together, so she's not my friend"), until, believably, the two enjoy some minor mischief together; etc. Quiet, almost uneventful, but nicely childlike and honed with unusual care, an inviting first chapter book enhanced with cheery, informal b&w sketches. (Fiction/Young reader. 5-8)