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by Ludovico Ariosto, Trans. By George Gascoigne
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 3-- Gackenbach presents animals and kids in a variety of humorous situations with rather bizarre results. Each joke begins with the word "Suppose" and sets up an improbable circumstance (e.g. , "Suppose a polar bear had money"), revealing a zany answer when the page is turned ("He'd put it in a snow bank!"). Some, such as that of the lemon-eating cat who becomes a "sourpuss" or that of the dinosaur who becomes a "dino-sore" when he stubs his toe, are right on the mark and will surely provoke delighted giggles from preschoolers and young readers. Others, however, are less successful. The acrylic illustrations are delightful and filled with humor. The facial expressions are especially marvelous, and all truly complement the text. While Supposes does not work as effectively as Barrett's Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing (Atheneum, 1970), it will inspire young readers to develop their own "supposes," which could be great fun for a creative writing/illustration project. --Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan, Wheeler School, Providence, R.I.
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Supposes animals in a variety of situations, with joking results, such as "Suppose a polar bear had money. He'd put it in a snow bank!"
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