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It is springtime, and Morris sets out to find love. Even though he does not see very well, he knows exactly what to look for-black shiny fur, a pink nose, and big wide feet. Following the folklore motif of "threes," he finds a different animal for each quality, only to discover that each one is not right. Luscious Shiny Black Fur (a horse) throws him, Pretty Pink Nose (a pig) is too wet, and Gorgeous Big Wide Feet (a duck) makes him sneeze. Sad, he returns to his molehill, and love discovers him. In carefully chosen words, the text creates visual images that allow readers to place themselves in the setting and to feel the mood. The bright, colorful, realistic illustrations reflect the action and depict a traditional farm setting. While the ending seems obvious, children will relate to Morris as he searches for someone to love and will cheer for him as he keeps trying in spite of each mishap.-Margaret R. Tassia, Millersville University, PA
My 20-month old loves this book - it's just short enough to keep her attention, with lots of adorable pictures for her to point at and identify. It's also a very sweet story. And the paperback price can't be beat. Highly recommend!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 16, 2009
Great story to read to young kids. Story line lead to discussion, and art work was well enjoyed.
Have had students request that I read it again and again.
Buy only books for kids you would love to read over and over. That is one of my favorites. It is a cute story, and I love the pictures. In addition you can take that book everywhere, because it is not heavy.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.