A Weekend in the City

Lee Lorenz, Author Pippin Press $21 (0p) ISBN 978-0-945912-15-6
Pig, Duck and Moose, stars of Lorenz's A Weekend in the Country , return for a droll encore that's sure to induce giggles in readers young and old. When they discover that Moose's birthday is approaching, Pig and Duck hope to lure him to the city for a surprise party. In response to Moose's question, ``Is there anything to do down there?'' Duck begins to list all of the things that make city life worth living in, while Pig, a true porker, describes the refreshments available at each attraction. (``How about the Space Museum? They have a great cafeteria.'') But Moose, unimpressed, tops each city offering with a hilarious tall tale about his life in the country. Just as Pig and Duck despair of getting their pal to town, Moose solves their problem--and is reminded of another story. Lorenz is a master cartoonist: these color-washed pages are loaded with detail, expression and action. His text's good humor and sweet, subtle message of friendship provides a combination that can't be beat in any locale. Ages 4-8. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 09/30/1991
Release date: 10/01/1991
Genre: Children's
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