The Hungry Little Boy

Joan W. Blos, Author, Dena Schutzer, Author
Joan W. Blos, Author, Dena Schutzer, Author Simon & Schuster $14 (1p) ISBN 978-0-671-88128-3
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Chronicling a grandmother's preparations for her grandson's meal, this straightforward story celebrates the basic comforts found in food and sharing. Blos's soothing text describes a grandma's sure-footed movements as she asembles her feast-a peanut butter sandwich, a carrot, cookies, an apple and some milk to wash it down-then watches the boy as he eats contentedly. Rendered in thick brushstrokes and bright colors, Schutzer's (A Million Fish... More or Less) swirling oils add warmth to the brief text, creating a true sense of one family's camaraderie. Ages 18 mos.-3 yrs. (Apr.)
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