The Knave of Hearts's theft of tarts launches the Queen of Hearts on a search that involves Jack and Jill (``Let's look up the hill''), Old King Cole (``Not in my bowl''), Old Mother Hubbard (``Check the cupboard'') and other Mother Goose characters. Finally, with everyone joining the hunt, ``Here's a clue!'' said Little Boy Blue, as he holds out a tart. The Knave, who proves himself a soft touch, has fed the tarts to all of the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe's children. Hennessy, who last imagined The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard , has turned a familiar nursery rhyme landscape splendidly upside down, in verse that sails along. She is generously aided by Pearson's zany, racing gangcherubic faces adorn this happy crowd, well-placed and well-paced throughout. Ages 3-8. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 02/27/1989 Release date: 03/01/1989 Genre: Children's
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