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Synopsis: Annabelle Barbra Cavendish's quiet afternoon tea party is disrupted by Daniel Ezra Fiddleson and other friends, whose names run through the alphabet.
From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 1 Lillie's use of unusual names to reinforce learning the alphabet lends this ABC book a bubbling, rhythmic quality. With this in mind, the end product should be a pleasing and entertaining romp. What emerges instead is an insipidly illustrated picture book that is plagued with sexual stereotypes and offers little new or insightful to a market already flooded with this genre. It is a rather dull afternoon, and a group of Victorian era garbed children of mixed ethnic background become involved in a classic and all too overused example of the battle of the sexes. Feminine and proper young ladies like Annabelle Barbara Cavendish like to have tea parties. Rough and tumble little boys like Daniel Ezra Fiddleson have "other plans"namely the wrecking of said tea party. Little girls like to make mud pies, while little boys help throw them. More and more boys and girls become involved in the fray. Finally, the quiet afternoon becomes a noisy evening and all of the children say good night. Uninspired and cluttered gray and orange illustrations contribute to this book's overall mediocrity. Although One Very, Very Quiet Afternoon may be rather quaint, it is not very, very much fun. Xenda Casavant, Worcester Public Library, Mass.
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Title: One Very, Very Quiet Afternoon
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Condition: As New
Book Description Greenwillow Books, NYC, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Lillie Patricia (illustrator). First Printing. Ex-Library with Usual Markings. Seller Inventory # 0226389
Book Description Greenwillow Books, New York, New York, 1986. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. First Edition. 1" tear near front upper jacket corner. A couple small tears and some wear around jacket edges. Patch of sticker staining across lower jacket spine. Priceclipped. Owner's plate inside front cover. Used Book. Seller Inventory # 146753
Book Description New York: Greenwillow Books, 1985, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First American Edition. Hardback. Near fine in a fine dustwrapper. There is a bit of foxing to the endpapers. This is a delightful alphabet using kids names. This is the library binding not an ex-library. Seller Inventory # 002142
Book Description William Morrow, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0688043232
Book Description Greenwillow, New York, 1986. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First edition. Fine in a fine dustwrapper with a "library edition" sticker across the lower spine but this is not an ex-library book. Seller Inventory # 321784