- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: North-South Books (March 1 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 155858966X
- ISBN-13: 978-1558589667
- Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 0.6 x 29.2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 386 g
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Peter's Picture Paperback – Mar 1 2000
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1-Peter travels the route from school to home showing his best picture ever (a large orange flower) along the way. His neighbors-Mrs. Dog, Uncle Bear, Mr. Boar, and Mr. Mole-all show appreciation of the cub's talent, but they make, in the young bear's eyes, over-the-top suggestions. "Let me smell it," "Let me give it to my bees," "-let me put it in a vase," "-let me water it for you." Only his parents seem to know how to properly appreciate their child's work: his father frames it and displays it on the living room wall. The story is slight, and Peter's refrain to his well-intentioned neighbors, "Oh, no!-That's not right! But thanks anyway" is a bit stilted. The charm of this book lies in Gorbachev's pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations. The homey scenes call to mind a cheery sensibility in the not-so-distant past. The large, full-page pictures make the book easy to share at storyhour. The artist's skill outweighs the weakness of the text and makes this a pleasant spoof of the somewhat patronizing adult appreciation of children's art.
Sue Sherif, Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library, AK
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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