MARIGOLD AND GRANDMA ON THE TOWN by Stephanie Calmenson

MARIGOLD AND GRANDMA ON THE TOWN

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In the spirit of Minarik's Little Bear, four easily read chapters by the author of The Principal's New Clothes (1989). Little bunny Marigold's indulgent grandma buys her a hat; in the park, the wind blows the hat off and the bread for the ducks the wrong way, until Marigold makes the wind her ``friend'' by going to the other side of the pond; she gently tests the boundaries of good manners in a coffee shop; and the two stop for a coin- operated photo on the way home. Adroitly, Calmenson brings in delicious details--e.g., the perfect hat needs one adaptation: slits for ears, neatly made with the saleslady's scissors. The affectionate, realistic interplay between the grandparent and the good little bunny is charming, as are Chalmers's wide-eyed, wonderfully expressive characterizations; Marigold hiding her face in Grandma's bosom after she spills her milk is the quintessence of childish embarrassment. An endearing introduction to someone who could become a real favorite. (Easy reader. 4-8)

Pub Date: Jan. 30th, 1994
ISBN: 0-06-020812-0
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 1994




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