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Peter's Song

Saul, Carol P.

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ISBN 10: 0671892835 / ISBN 13: 9780671892838
Published by Aladdin Paperbacks, 1994
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
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Tall softcover. Sound & good copy, light to moderate shelf/reading wear, creasing to wraps, name within. Bookseller Inventory # 836812n

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Title: Peter's Song

Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Large Softcover

Book Condition:Good

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When everyone in the barnyard is too busy to listen to young Peter Pig's song, he leaves in search of a sympathetic soul, and finds one in a friendly frog.

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Kindergarten-Grade 2-- ``Oh, I'm a little pig,/ oinky, oinky, oinky, oink'' sings Peter Pig, looking for someone to listen to him. The hens, the horse, the cows, and even his mother are uninterested, so he runs away. At the pond he is joined in song by a frog. With glowing fireflies, notes floating in the air, and cartoonlike double-takes, there is little subtlety in the illustrations. Some pictures work quite well, e.g., when the crotchety hens turn a beady eye on Peter. In general, the closeups, although sometimes overblown, are the most successful; longer views, in comparison, seem static. Peter is no Wilbur, but his exaggerated expressions have charm and are easy to read. The text, when framed in white squares, intrudes on the thickly painted landscape; at other times it is more harmoniously printed over the sky or other background. Unfortunately, it is too long, lacking the tight storytelling cadence found in George Shannon's Lizard's Song (1981) or Dance Away! (1982, both Greenwillow), and crowds the full-page pictures. This is not a completely successful effort, but the theme of a child's bursting with enthusiasm to share a creative effort will strike a chord in youngsters. Both Peter's and the frog's songs are appropriately childlike, and the exuberant cover may attract readers. --Karen James, Louisville Free Public Library, KY
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