Annie's Four Grannies

Steven Kroll, Author, Eileen Christelow, Illustrator Holiday House $12.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8234-0605-0
Kipling's tale of the young elephant (who tussles with a crocodile and ends up with a long, significantly more efficient nose) is intact here, except for a few minor changes. However, the story isn't particularly well served by the illustrations, with a cartoony style that seems to undermine the subtle humor of the text. Perhaps the book will draw readers unfamiliar with the author, for it comes with a cassette narrated by Jack Nicholson. Not for Kipling die-hards. (All ages)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1986
Release date: 09/01/1986
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