Mr. Munday, a bumbling mailman, outwits ornery rustlers when he and his cat take care of a farm.
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Grade 1-2 Mr. Munday, a mailman, sub stitutes on the farm when Cousin Ar thur goes on vacation. When rustlers steal the cows, Mr. Munday recovers them through a combination of trickery and accident. Elements of the story in clude a hero who tries to satisfy his longing for excitement by brushing his teeth a different number of strokes than usual; a farmer who ``didn't like to work,'' that being deduced solely from the fact that he wants a vacation; 15 lawmen who think that all cows look alike; and rustlers who think that a man with a bearskin draped around his shoulders is a cow. These things violate so much of readers' background of knowledgeeven very young read ersthat what is apparently meant to be amusingly absurd becomes offen sively silly. The pen-and-ink with color cartoon illustrations can't do enough to help. Let the rustlers get away with the cows, the deputies, and the mailman, too. Ruth Semrau, Lovejoy School, McKinney, Tex.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Mr. Munday is a mailman who recognizes that his life may be in a bit of a rut. In search of an adventure, he accepts Cousin Arthur's offer to farm-sit while the farmer goes on vacation. But Mr. Munday and his cat Harry get more than they bargained for when Big Bad Bob and Sneaky Pete steal Cousin Arthur's prize cows. How Mr. Munday brings the bad guys home and returns to his safe former life is the gist of this humorous tale. Manyum has a cartoonist's flare for expressing the antics and action of the text; his rendition of Harry the cat, going about his business fairly oblivious to his owner's troubles, will delight discerning readers. Pryor's story, sort of a chapter-picture book, will get beginning readers ready for their next foraynovels. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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