Four Fur Feet

Four Fur Feet

by Margaret Wise Brown, Woodleigh Marx Hubbard, Woodleigh Marx Hubbard
     
 

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Poetic text and illustrations describe an animal's journey around the world on his four fur feet. See more details below

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Poetic text and illustrations describe an animal's journey around the world on his four fur feet.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Playing Clement Hurd to the late, great Brown is a tall order for any illustrator, even when the volume is no Goodnight, Moon. Brown serves up contagious rhyme with an alliterative sing-song refrain: ``Oh he walked around the world on his four fur feet,/ his four fur feet,/ his four fur feet./ And he walked around the world on his four fur feet/ and never made a sound-O.'' Faced with the challenge of visualizing the perambulating fur-footed creature, Hubbard (Hip Cat) responds with a roughly drawn, vaguely schnauzer-like animal; this banana-yellow beast boasts indeterminate red swirls that indicate wavy hair, and it appears flat as a paper cutout. The artist's opaque gouaches, solidly rendered in a childlike hand and in the zippiest of palettes, have the simplicity of Brown's tongue-twisters, but not their liveliness. Ages 3-8. (Nov.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreSA rousing, rhythmic chant about an appealing animal. ``Oh, he walked around the world on his four fur feet,/his four fur feet,/his four fur feet....and never made a sound-O.'' Sunny gouache illustrations in paintbox colors show his travels as he pads along a river, past a railroad, out into the country where he eventually dreams peacefully about the round world. It's a simple, repetitive tale with the sort of serious whimsy Brown wrote so well. Unlike Remy Charlip's illustrations for the 1961 edition, Hubbard's new artwork depicts the creature itselfand a magnificent beast it is, toowith bright squiggles of red adorning its yellow coat and luxurious curly black whiskers. A fine addition to picture-book collections.Caroline Parr, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786811113
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
04/25/1996
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
9.92(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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