THE BEST PLACE by Susan Meddaugh

THE BEST PLACE

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Could it be that the grass really is greener on the other side of the porch? The wolf dearly loves his cozy screened-in sanctuary, but a seed of doubt planted by his friend, a bird who has seen more of the world, leads him to sell his house, pack his bags, and go searching for an even more idyllic spot. Humorous drawings capture the wolf’s expressive reactions to his disappointing experiences, along with his frustration and wistfulness when he discovers that he can’t go home; the rabbits love his old house too much to sell it back, even at twice the price. Several misunderstandings ensue before the wolf finds a perfect perch, and a way to make amends with his neighbors. Meddaugh (Martha Walks the Dog, 1998, etc.) tells a funny tale, with lesson that even young listeners will appreciate; the story’s surprising twists and unpredictable outcome will make children turn to this one again. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-395-97994-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 1999




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