Budding journalists should enjoy this clever, irresistible introduction to the many particulars of newspaper writing and production. In a plot and format similar to Leedy's The Bunny Play , readers follow a group of vibrantly drawn, enterprising animals who, deciding that the city paper doesn't adequately cover their neighborhood, decide to produce a local tabloid. A surprisingly large amount of information is conveyed in this perky picture book: publishing, production, news gathering and editing, feature writing, circulation, even advertising. Of particular value is the final double-page spread, which concisely reviews the how-tos of ``making your own newspaper for your family, neighborhood or school.'' Leedy also includes a clear, helpful glossary of 21 newspaper terms, from ``article'' to ``type.'' Ages 5 -8. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 03/01/1990 Release date: 03/01/1990 Genre: Children's
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