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Albert's Play

Albert's Play

by Leslie Tryon

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-- Tryon's watercolor and pencil illustrations are the real stars of this book; although they are not as inventive as those in Albert's Alphabet (Atheneum, 1991), they are full of lively detail about putting on a production, in this case, The Owl and the Pussy-Cat . Albert and his cast and crew of animal children are seen from above stage, through the wings, and from the auditorium as they rehearse. There are many double-page spreads without text, but the pictures carry the story and children will be able to follow the action easily. A picture of the yet-to-be-opened stage curtains effectively divides the book between the preparations and the performance. The first part, written in the style of The Owl and the Pussy-Cat , is a little strained. In the second part, the actual poem that the actors perform, the illustrations give a simple, enjoyable look at the transformative magic of the theatre, as a bare stage becomes an ocean, and a pig wearing a mask and tail becomes a cat. --Karen James, Louisville Free Public Library, KY

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
10.59(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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