cover image What's Wrong with a Van?

What's Wrong with a Van?

Franz Bransenberg, Franz Brandenberg. Greenwillow Books, $12.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-688-06773-1

The charming and appealing kitten heroes of I Wish I Was Sick, Too!, Edward and Elizabeth, are back. Here the family van is getting old. As Father drives the old green van away, the kittens begin to worry. Their family has had many good times with that van, and worst of all, Elizabeth has left her bamboo hiking stick under the seat and Edward has left his rock crystal in the ashtray. One day Father arrives with a ""new'' van. It's perfect, and stick and crystal are just where they were left! It's their old van, now overhauled, beautiful and much better than a new carand so spacious they can have even have a party in it. ``Long live the new old van!'' Aliki's colored pencil drawings add love and exuberance to a warm family story. Ages 4-8. (August)