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Kathy Stinson. Illustrated by Mary McLoughlin.
Toronto, ON: Annick Press, 1985.
unpaged, paper, $4.95.
ISBN 0-920303-41-2. cloth, $12.95. ISBN 0-920303-40-4. CIP.

Subject Heading:
Green-Juvenile fiction.

Kindergarten-grade 2 / Ages 5-7

Reviewed by Grace E. Funk.

Volume 14 Number 1
1986 January

Kathy Stinson has done it again. She has got right inside the mind of a bored child pestering her mother and exercising her own imagination at the same time. Nobody really minds; mother has an imagination to match her daughter's, and the book ends with a fine touch of humour.

The same kind of charm is evident as in Bonnie McSmithers (Tree Frog, 1974). As is proper in a picture book, Mary McLoughlin's illustrations in clear, bright colours make the imaginings very vivid indeed, and add visual touches of delight. The page-turns are just right for reading aloud. The format and repetition make a fine opportunity for encouraging beginning readers. I predict an epidemic of "green things."

Grace E. Funk, Harwood E.S., Vernon, BC.
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