IS ANYONE THERE? by Una Leavy

IS ANYONE THERE?

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An undistinguished attempt to help a child make the transition from playtime to bedtime. On each page an awkwardly rhymed verse asks the title question, becoming a guessing game as a young child identifies familiar objects, animals and people, outdoors and around the house, ending up with his teddy in bed. The watercolor illustrations have a bland, washed-out quality; the human figures are clumsily drawn. There are some nice touches--coziness prevails as an apron-clad father prepares dinner while mother breast-feeds a new baby--but they don't overcome the book's overall pedestrian effect.

Pub Date: Oct. 24th, 1986
Publisher: Bedrick--dist. by Harper & Row