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"As concepts for picture books go, it's hard to think of one cleverer than this absurdist deconstruction of the familiar song. . . . Readers will cheerfully hum their way through the giddily imagined argument and resolution."
—Horn Book, starred review
"By book's end, both characters have had meltdowns, prompting a Yankee change of heart and a comically anachronistic trip to town that will have readers laughing."
"In this laugh-out-loud reworking of 'Yankee Doodle,'. . . [Angelberger], author of the Origami Yoda series puts a witty, accessible spin on the familiar song, while Bell's bright, bold gouache images extend the zany humor."
"Crankee's grouchy diatribes and his pony's affable responses make for a great read-aloud, especially when paired with a sing-along of the classic tune."
—School Library Journal
Posted July 5, 2013
The title alone, and the expressions on the two main characters' faces should be enough to tell you what kind of a book it is. While reading it, I actually did laugh out loud a few times. I ended up purchasing it because I know it will make me laugh again, and hopefully my future grandchildren too :)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.