HURRAY FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY by Wendy Watson

HURRAY FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY

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Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 In the manner of Watson's other engaging holiday books (A Valentine for You, 1991), a simple narrative of a small-town family's Fourth of July celebration (``Everything is red, white, and blue, even breakfast''), interspersed with lively traditional verse (``Strawberry, blueberry, cream of tartum,/ Tell me the initials of your sweetheartum''). A parade with everyone participating; speeches (``Republican rats, take off your hats, and make way for the Democrats!...Fried rats and pickled cats are good enough for Democrats!''); picnics, games, swimming (``Adam and Eve and Pinchme'' gets the perfect comeback--``and who?''), and fireworks--all add up to a perfect birthday party, while Watson's diminutive characters cavort charmingly across her skillfully designed pages. A pleasure. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: March 23rd, 1992
ISBN: 0-395-53627-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Clarion
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 1992




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