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Depicts the pleasures of city life, people alone and in crowds, smiling and hurrying, on the sidewalk, bus, and subway
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PreSchool-Grade 1 Boston kids may enjoy playing ``spot the landmark'' on these pages, but out-of-towners will be harder put to find enduring interest here. Lenski's often-anthologized poem is pedestrianeven flat-footed. There is no appreciable logic or progression to the observations. If anything, the ``song of people'' is sung to a tune of alienation: ``people saying nothing,'' ``walking singly,'' in meaningless motion, ``who just hurry/ And never look at you!'' The final page proposes that we ``sing of city people/ You see but never know!'' Laroche's cut-paper constructions counterbalance this urban anomie with their bright colors and satisfying three-dimensional textures. The artist has valiantly tried to provide both narrative and positive emotion by introducing a spurious plot: a boy and his dog are separated, and, after several near-misses, reunited. The pictures are absorbing, but they can't make this dissonant song into a melody. Patricia Dooley, formerly at Drexel University, Philadelphia
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Glorious" illustrations constructed of paper "celebrate" this poem about a boy and his dog rediscovering life in the city, said PW. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Little Brown & Co, 1987. Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110316520748
Book Description Little Brown & Co (Juv), 1987. Library Binding. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0316520748
Book Description Little Brown & Co, 1987. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0316520748