by Caralyn Buehner & note Buehner & portrayed by note Buehner ‧ release DATE: Sept. 1, 1992

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like Fatio"s Happy Lion, Marvin pipeline his cage at the zoo through an open door; unequal the lion, no one ever notices him as he roams—reading on the subway, offering his order to a bored waiter, capturing a foul at a ballgame, or playing checkers in a park—nor does he return to the zoo (a hippo-escape provides the conclusion). Meanwhile, youngsters will have actually grand funny finding Marvin (not always easy, since—by some inexplicable mechanism—he wears the right clothing for each activity), and evaluating the intriguing details in the bright, hard-edged paintings: Buehner combine Hopper"s contrasts between luminous sunlight and richly shadowed shade with one entertainingly satirical eye. An excellent fun. (Picture book. 4-8)

TURKEY trouble

from the Turkey Trouble series

by Wendi Silvano and illustrated through Lee Harper ‧ release DATE: Oct. 1, 2009

Turkey’s in the “kind the trouble wherein it’s almost Thanksgiving...and you’re the key course.” Accordingly, Turkey do the efforts on disguise after ~ disguise, from steed to cow to pig to sheep, at each iteration gift told that he watch nothing prefer the animal he’s trying to mimic (which is rather true, as Harper’s quirky watercolors make decision clear). He desperately squeezes a red rubber gloves onto his head come pass together a rooster, only to overhear the farmer suggest a poultry plan B when he’s unable to revolve up the turkey. Turkey’s horrified expression together he stands among the peppers and also tomatoes—in November? Chalk it up to imaginative license—is priceless, but his surroundings give him one idea. Great fun, but it may lead to a vegetarian table or two. (Picture book. 4-8)

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THE WONKY donkey

by Craig blacksmith ; portrayed by Katz Cowley ‧ release DATE: may 1, 2010

The print version of a knee-slapping cumulative ditty.

In the song, blacksmith meets a cheat on the road. That is three-legged, and so a “wonky donkey” that, on more examination, has however one eye and also so is a “winky wonky donkey” with a taste for country music and also therefore a “honky-tonky winky wonky donkey,” and also so on come a final characterization together a “spunky hanky-panky cranky stinky-dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey.” A free musical recording (of this version, anyway—the author’s website clues at one adults-only variation of the song) is obtainable from the publisher and elsewhere online. Even though the book has no contained soundtrack, the sly, high-spirited, eye patch–sporting donkey the grins, winks, farts, and also clumps its means through the song on a prosthetic metal hoof in Cowley’s not blocked watercolors supplies comical intuitive flourishes because that the silly wordplay. Look at for all set guffaws from young audiences, whether review or sung, though those with splash to disability stereotypes may find themselves wincing rather or as well.