THE MAN WHO WAS TOO LAZY TO FIX THINGS by Phyllis Krasilovsky

THE MAN WHO WAS TOO LAZY TO FIX THINGS

Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The author of an old favorite, The Man Who Didn't Wash His Dishes (1950), comes up with a fable about a man who doesn't bother to maintain his fine new house. Actually, he's not so much lazy as inept, while his efforts at repair are just dumb (Band- Aids to mend a chair) and some of the details aren't apt (cats don't usually mar doors trying to get in). In the end, his brother's family arrives and puts everything to rights--but the man, it's implied, hasn't learned a thing. It's a promising idea; unfortunately, it hasn't been developed with enough logic or humor to make a satisfying story. Meanwhile, Cymerman makes a respectable picture book debut with pen-and-watercolor art that somewhat augments the humor, depicting ``the man'' as an amusingly heavy-eyed incompetent. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: April 28th, 1992
ISBN: 0-688-10394-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1992