THE ABSENTMINDED FELLOW by Samuel Marshak

THE ABSENTMINDED FELLOW

Age Range: 6 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Translated from the Russian into rollicking verse, this droll character portrait will quickly have listeners chiming in on the chorus: “Oh, that absentminded fellow from Portobello Road!” Leaping into a shirt and thrusting his arms into his pant legs, the Absentminded Fellow dashes out into the London streets, frantically hails a cab (“Driver, stake me to the drain! Striver, brake me to the strain!”), rushes through the train station and right into an abandoned car. Three days later, to his surprise, he’s still in London. Rosenthal’s rubbery, Katzenjammer-Kids-style illustrations, replete with plewds, briffits, and amused onlookers, add a suitably madcap air to this wild, zany ride. (Picture book. 6-8)

Pub Date: April 5th, 1999
ISBN: 0-374-30013-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 1999




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