EYES, NOSE, FINGERS, TOES by Ruth Erauss

EYES, NOSE, FINGERS, TOES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author of A Hole is to Dig has furnished a non-traumatic show-stopper for those endless goodnight scenes that small children sometimes get involved in. It usually starts as a dodge calculated to buy them a little more time among the waking and then, self-mesmerized, the child is caught up in a compulsive series of goodnights to the animate, inanimate -- furniture, fixtures and fantasies. These short and simple rhymes provide organization and a kidney halt -- ""Goodnight windows/ Goodnight doors/Goodnight walls/Goodnight floors"" -- until it comes down to ""Goodnight bed/Goodnight Goodnight sleepyhead."" The simple open line drawings are brushed with there water colors that show a small boy and his tiger acting out the goodnight which start with the eyes and go to -- eyes closed. The rhyme goes down so easily that this should prove to be a quickly memorized ritual.

Pub Date: Aug. 26th, 1964
Publisher: Harper & Row