ROBBUT by Robert Lawson


A Tale Of Tails
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Oh Mr. Lawson, Mr. Lawson, how can you let down your admirers with so hackneyed a theme as this in your latest lovely book. For lovely it is in format -- in pictures - but you've not even given a new twist to your tale. There's a discontented rabbit who wants some other sort of tail; there's a magician who owes the rabbit a favor for letting him out of the trap; there's experiment after experiment, as the rabbit tries a cat's tail, a snake's tail, a fox tail -- and ends up by happily putting temptation out of reach and accepting his own tail back again. Predictable to the last dot- and the humor is forced, the least hardened young reader would feel the rabbit deserved all he got, and the implications are hardly conducive to free enterprise. However, on Lawson's name and fame, the book will sell. But don't be misled- it's second string Lawson.
Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1948
ISBN: 0208022368
Page count: 94pp
Publisher: Viking
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1948


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