Watch Out for These Weirdos!

Rufus Kline, Author, Nancy Carlson, Author Viking Children's Books $12.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-670-82376-5
Erin ``Starin'' McCarron, Ryan ``Cryin'' O'Brien, and ``Tattlin'' Madeline Brown are just a few of the hilarious characters who parade through the world of this picture book's hero. Each of the kids has his or her own set of peculiarities, spelled out in a ``WANTED'' poster that includes Age, Height, Latest Crime, and Approach with Caution. Kline's silly text and Carlson's stylized illustrations are directed toward a child's slapstick humor; the book avoids cruelty since the narrator says at the end, ``But don't say anything bad about them . . . because they're my friends.'' Ages 3-8. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 03/01/1990
Release date: 03/01/1990
Paperback - 320 pages - 978-0-14-050907-6
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