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Yeoman, John The Wild Washerwomen 32 pp. Andersen isbn 978-0-7613-5152-8 $16.95
Illustrated by Quentin Blake. Reissue (1979, Greenwillow). Told in the manner of a folktale, the story Christian Louboutin yellow cutout sandles 2 how seven washerwomen, disgruntled with their jobs, go berserk. They splash passersby with muddy water, raise havoc in the marketplace, etc. – until meeting their matches in seven woodcutters. The expressive illustrations – caricature line drawings washed with color – continuously echo and expand the preposterous, joyful text’s often understated humor. Review 2/80.
Yolen, Jane Come to the Fairies’ Ball 32 pp. Boyds/ Wordsong isbn 978-1-59078-464-8 $17.95
Illustrated by Gary Lippincott. As the woodland fairies make their way to the ball by road, air, and Christian Louboutin Zoupi 120 suede platforms, one fairy despairs that her dress is torn. Heeding the advice of some busy ants (“Work makes matters better”), she fixes her own gown. In this Cinderella-themed story, Yolen’s rhyming text pairs nicely with Lippincott’s copiously detailed watercolORS. HRB
Yolen, Jane Pumpkin Baby 32 pp. Key Porter isbn 978-1-55470-141-4 $16.95
Illustrated by Susan Mitchell. Beginning at age three and moving to age six, the narrator muses about stages of development. Meanwhile, Christian louboutin Alta Spritney friends and relatives talk about pumpkin babies, cabbage babies, and stork babies; the story culminates in the birth of the little girl’s baby brother. Simple, repetitive text reassures siblings-to-be that their seeds of doubt are normal.