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Following on the heels of A Spree in Paree (Holiday House, 2004), Monsieur Monmouton's farm animals are now off to New York. After the farmer throws their tickets in the trash bin, the critters manage to retrieve them and sneak away. The chase is on as Monsieur Monmouton and his faithful dog, Cabot, head to the Big Apple with only the animals' sightseeing list as a guide. After just missing them at Blooming Dells, a boat ride around the island, Central Park, MOOMA, Chinatown, and the Empire State Building, the man and his dog lie in wait at the last destination on their list, the Kool Kat Klub. Monsieur Monmouton makes a special friend of the waitress and is in a magnanimous mood when the animals arrive. They all have a grand time and after the last set, Cabot herds the whole lot to the airport. The text works beautifully with the illustrations to create a humorous romp. Stock uses just the right amount of French to give the story some panache without being overwhelming. Her pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations present an amusing and colorful look at the bustling city. The picture of the animals hiding in plain sight at the art museum is especially comical. Pair this title with John Himmelman's Chickens to the Rescue (Holt, 2006) or David McPhail's Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore! (Puffin, 1996) for a domestic-animals-gone-wild storytime.
—Catherine CallegariCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Posted January 8, 2010
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