Pookins Gets Her Way

Pookins Gets Her Way

by Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger
     
 

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Pookins always gets what she wants, until a gnome shows her she may not always like it. "It's extremely satisfying to see this rotten kid get her comeuppance. Munsinger's pictures are full of mischief." -- Publishers Weekly

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Pookins always gets what she wants, until a gnome shows her she may not always like it. "It's extremely satisfying to see this rotten kid get her comeuppance. Munsinger's pictures are full of mischief." -- Publishers Weekly

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1 Pookins, used to getting her own way through yelling, throwing apples, and making faces, meets a gnome who grants her three wishes. But her wish to become a flower backfires when she finds it to be a dreary existence, so Pookins trades her bad habits for freedom. The story borders on being too cute, starting with the name ``Pookins,'' and the plot is not original. The cartoon-like pictures also suffer from cuteness, with fat little people and lots of pinks and yellows. But humor manages to redeem the book. Preschoolers will enjoy Pookins' naughtiness, including whizzing through the living room on roller skates, and her humorous facial expressions as she realizes her wish is a mistake. Although not as funny as Lester's The Wizard, the Fairy and the Magic Chicken (Houghton, 1983), this will serve well as additional storytime material. Kathleen Odean, formerly at San Rafael Public Library, Calif.
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"It's extremely satisfying to see this rotten kid get her comeuppance. Munsinger's pictures are full of mischief." Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395426364
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/21/1987
Pages:
32
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Helen Lester has written many hilarious and popular picture books, including the Tacky the Penguin series and Hooway for Wodney Wat. She lives in New York. www.helenlester.com

Lynn Munsinger has illustrated more than ninety books for children, many written by her frequent collaborator, Helen Lester. She lives in Vermont.

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