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Posted January 27, 2007
Oh Ida, watch your baby sister closely.
Maurice is known as the Picasso of children¿s books. Maurice says ''They are all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings - danger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy - and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives.'' During Maurice¿s career, he has illustrated more than six dozen children¿s books. He is known for some of his picture books especially Where The Wild Things Are. The theme of the book is about a sister¿s feelings toward her younger sibling, and expressing them efficiently instead of an selfish love. Papa was at sea and mama was at the arbor, so Ida played her horn to help her sister fall asleep. However, she never kept a close eye on her so the goblins came and took her sister away. The book states ¿So the goblins came. They pushed their way in and pulled baby out, leaving another all made of ice. Will she ever see her sister again and what happens when papa sends his letter? Outside Over There I would recommend readers to read it because it is good to read different books by the same author. The book was good, but it was not one of my favorites. The reading level of the book is third year, sixth month.
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Posted September 5, 2009
Uniquely Wonderful Children's Classic
The story was so spellbinding, it was a bit suspenseful, it kept me wondering how the girl was going to get her baby sister back from the goblins (especially since the goblins looked just like her baby sister).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The illustrations are gorgeous and so realistic looking (in a classic way), it's truly beautiful. My kids have read this book numerous times, the writing is large and simple enough for early-learning readers, too.