The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat

The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat

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by Eugene Field, Janet Street

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2This poem, a fight to the death of two fabric creatures, is poorly served by Westerman's black-and-white illustrations. The often-muddy pictures do not advance the action of the poemthe gingham dog, the calico cat, and the all-seeing Chinese plate are never clearly depicted and the climax of flying fabric appears as an indistinct panorama of gray shapes. Janet Street's lively antique-shop setting (Philomel, 1990) offers readers a chance to meet the dog and cat and learn their fate through vibrant, full-color illustrations. Field's poetry deserves more than this colorless treatment.Kathleen Whalin, Greenwich Country Day School, CT

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
Sandcastle Series
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 10.46(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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