MOLLY WHO FLEW AWAY by Valeri Gorbachev

MOLLY WHO FLEW AWAY

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Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Molly Mouse’s trip to the county fair ends on a high note (quite literally) in this latest from Gorbachev. Molly’s friends, each with his or her own unique personality, bring out the best in the fair experience. Her funny friend Rabbit is the perfect companion for the fun house, while brave Dog accompanies her on the Ferris wheel. Therefore it is quite fitting (albeit unfathomable for some children) that her spending money go toward a treat for all five of her friends as well as herself—balloons in their favorite colors. But Molly has not counted on the balloons carrying her off. Her frightening flight ends only when her friends band together to catch her. Watercolors, gouache and ink in soft hues and rather muted details lend a country feel to the illustrations, which will have readers searching out the closest county fair. While it may seem somewhat slight at first glance, re-readings should encourage children to think about the traits they admire in their own friends. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: June 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-399-25211-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Philomel
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2009




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