THE MELLOPS GO SPELUNKING by Tomi Ungerer

THE MELLOPS GO SPELUNKING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A family of spelunking pigs, not truffle-diggers, are the Mellops, the in this fourth Mellops adventure by the author. With miners' equipment, they descend to the dreary depths of a cave, gathering useful and useless information along the way. A sudden flood-plus perfume smugglers-add to the boisterous confusion, but the pigs via perfume-filled barrels, ascend with a few cave-pieces to show for their efforts. The story would be more effective, had the author not ammed quite so many bizarre details into so small a space. But, the cartoon illustrations (in blue, peach, black and white)--especially the ones of the pigs in total blackness-- have the kind of humor and exuberance which will be enjoyed.
Pub Date: June 15th, 1963
ISBN: 1570982287
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Harper & Row
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1963




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