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I WAS BORN ABOUT 10,000 YEARS AGO by Steven Kellogg


Steven Kellogg

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-688-13411-4
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins

One rhyming whopper after another is served up in this talltale narrated by a lad in a coonskin cap. It is rather a grand tour of world history, both long and true, that starts with Moses being rescued from the rushes and ends with a return flight from Saturn. Along the way readers meet, among others, Adam and Eve, Columbus, Samson, Paul Bunyan, and Pecos Bill. The artwork is as outrageous as the jaunty text—``Queen Elizabeth she fell in love with me/We were married in Milwaukee secretly/But when sneezing overtook her/I went off with General Hooker''—and Kellogg has insinuated all manner of incidental humor into his illustrations. A musical score for the above ditty closes the proceedings. (Picture book. 5+)