YUCKA DRUCKA DRONI by Vladimir Radunsky


Age Range: 3 - 6
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 This subversive tongue-twister from the Radunskys involves three brothers, three sisters, three weddings, and three babies. The wordplay fairly pops, with merciful breaks in between the major twisters, to ``and Yucka-Drucka-Droni and Zippa-Drippa-Limpomponi? They waste no time, The baby's fine, It's Shuck-Schuckmut-Shuckmoni!'' This is a playful book, not just in the text and illustrations--superb, eccentric pieces, set on buzzing fields of saturated color, to which have been added odd elements of collage and cut-outs--for the pages offer up unexpected combinations of men and women, and sheer outlandishness in every nook and cranny: odd perspectives, crazy angles, arcane snippets of photography. The effect is lively, not jangling, with good humor to see readers through every noisy snarl. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-590-09837-3
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 1997


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