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Tricky

Kari Rust. Owlkids (PGW, dist.), $16.95 (40p) ISBN 978-1-77147-252-4

A rascally man nicknamed the Duke and his dog, Tricky, are up to no good. The lanky Duke is dressed like a silent-film villain in a pin-striped suit and a jet-black moustache; Tricky is a lean, scrappy hound. Together, they steal fruit and trip innocent pedestrians. Worse, they go home and laugh about it. But when Ms. Paisley, a baker who’s new in town, gives Tricky a tasty treat, a warm smile, and a friendly pat—Rust paints Ms. Paisley with a round, brown, kind face, a clearly welcoming presence—Tricky experiences true goodness for the first time. The Duke plays a trick on Ms. Paisley the next day, and “for the first time, Tricky realized that what they were doing was wrong.” Unfortunately, the only way Tricky can communicate with the Duke is to play more tricks on him: a series of half-tense, half-funny scenes unfolds. Despite the clear demarcation of good and evil, debut talent Rust avoids smarminess with lots of slapstick energy, and by not insisting on Duke’s conversion at the end (although she does hint at reform). Ages 3–7. (Oct.)

Reviewed on 08/11/2017 | Details & Permalink

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I Want That Nut!

Madeline Valentine. Knopf, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-101-94037-2

When a “big, beautiful Nut” appears out of nowhere, Mouse and Chipmunk are instantly smitten. The friends are initially polite—in speech balloons stacked like a text message exchange, each insists the other take the acorn—before Chipmunk runs off with it. After an awkward tea for three, Mouse snatches the nut, and the battle is on. Valentine (Little Red Henry) hilariously alternates between joyful scenes of each friend enjoying the nut’s company (dance parties are involved) and spreads that reveal the lengths to which they will go to reclaim the nut. Just as the conflict comes to a head, the nut’s actual owner appears, forcing the friends to reflect on how they nearly let an acorn come between them. (Luckily, a log is nearby, ready to jump-start a new three-way friendship.) While giggling over Mouse and Chipmunk’s antics, readers will easily relate to the way they vacillate between selfishness and selflessness, and Valentine’s watercolor forest, awash in browns and greens, is an inviting place to learn about sharing and friendship. Who knew inanimate friends could be so rewarding? Ages 3–7. Agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (Oct.)

Reviewed on 08/11/2017 | Details & Permalink

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