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Door to Door

Door to Door

by Maureen Roffey, Bernard Lodge
     
 
Rhyming text and split-page illustrations provide a glimpse at the activities inside and outside a row of 12 houses.

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Rhyming text and split-page illustrations provide a glimpse at the activities inside and outside a row of 12 houses.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Inside and outside views of everyday life in 12 houses on a neighborhood street are observed through split pages. The line-and-watercolor illustrations portray a busy, middle-class, integrated neighborhood; people of all ages are moving in, redecorating, sending and receiving love letters, having parties, going to work, catching robbers, getting bitten by dogs, and losing a pet mouse. The pictures are full of detail and activity. Unfortunately, the accompanying inane six-line verses about the inhabitants of each house confuse more than they illuminate. The times of day and the seasons change from page to page: Dan in #4 writes a sweet note in late spring to Amanda Klein in #9, and she receives it in the fall. Could it be that Joe the mailman (the one who is bitten by the dogs in #8) is out of commission for quite a long while? Satisfying the universal curiosity about what happens in other people's homes is a good theme, but the execution here is less than satisfying.-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879085640
Publisher:
Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.86(w) x 9.86(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Maureen Roffey and Bernard Lodge are the authors of The Grand Old Duke of York.

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