GOOSEBUMPS AND BUTTERFLIES by Yolanda Nave

GOOSEBUMPS AND BUTTERFLIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Twenty-four neatly scanned, wryly humorous verses narrated by comically wideeyed children about their mishaps--each with a clever twist in its last line plus complementary, often essential information provided in cartoonlike illustrations: ""Creation"" (""God/made/sunshine/and/rainbows/and/birds/and/trees/and/flowers/and/yucky/ things/too"") shows a kid looking anxiously at a bug; ""Blueberry Lie"" ("". . .About blueberry pie;/I said, 'I didn't do it.' I ate it all,/All by myself,/And somehow Mother knew it"") features an empty plate and a blue-stained face. An engaging child's-eye view of how to lighten pratfalls and anxieties with rueful chuckles.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1990
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Orchard/Watts