Gabby the Shrew by Marshall Efron, Roz Chast, Alfa-Betty Olsen |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Gabby the Shrew

Gabby the Shrew

by Marshall Efron, Roz Chast, Alfa-Betty Olsen

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-5The unlikely hero of this tale is a young shrew. Gabby is always hungry, and he often talks to his stomach (it answers back with growls, rumbles, and roars). He is so noisy that plants wilt and insects run away at the sound of his ear-piercing shriek. One day when his doting mother is out gathering more food, the youngster decides he is too hungry to wait and goes out on his own. He ends up wreaking havoc in the home of a family of humans until his mother arrives and takes him home. The plot aims for humor through exaggeration and role reversal, but fails. Gabby is not a sympathetic characterhe is oblivious to the harm and destruction he causes as he pursues his own needs. Chast's clever cartoon illustrations are in tune with the text's hyperbole, but they can't salvage the unfunny story or its unappealing characters.Marilyn Taniguchi, Santa Monica Public Library, CA

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Random House Children's Books
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Product dimensions:
8.55(w) x 11.22(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
4 Years

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