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Wendy Orr
Illustrated by Ruth Ohi
Toronto, Annick Press, 1993. 32pp, paper
ISBN 1-55037-280-7 (library binding) $14.95. Distributed by Firefly Books. CIP.

Junior Kindergarten to Grade 2/Ages 4 to 7

Reviewed by Linda Holeman.

Volume 21 Number 5
1993 October

In The Wedding, the second book in Wendy Orr's "Micki and Daniel" series, we witness a wedding gone awry due to the animal-loving Micki and Daniel.

In a 90s gender twist, Daniel is a dreamy, violin-playing bird-watcher, while female friend Micki is boisterous and (we are told) loves adventurous pastimes like jumping off haystacks and climbing big rocks.

Micki and Daniel are members of a wedding party, and much to their dismay are forbidden to bring their pets. But Pegasus, Micki's "round, shaggy pony," and Ooloo Mooloo, Daniel's noisy parrot, are deter­mined to accompany Micki and Daniel. With a little help, they make it to the church.

The rest of the story highlights the uproar the animals create - Ooloo Moolo flies to Daniel's shoulder and creates a cacophony, while Daniel plays his violin for the bride and groom. Pegasus manages to munch on the roses from flower girl Micki's arrange­ment, and even catches the bridal bouquet.

Ruth Ohi's water-colour illustrations are detailed and slightly dreamy, like Daniel.

This is a simple little adventure book, inexpensive in paperback, for "just fun" reading aimed at the Primary child.

Linda Holeman, a former elementary teacher, now writes full time in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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