Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books


1996 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: William Mayne
Illustrator: Dietland Blech
ISBN: 0224023527
Hardcover Price: $18.99
Pandora, a black cat, leads a pampered existence - a condition that changes suddenly when the "man and woman" make their new baby the center of their attentions, and Pandora leaves. An unsurpassed storyteller, Mayne moves his tales skillfully, suggestively to its touching reconciliation. Dietlind Blech complements Mayne's subtleties through illustrations almost primitive in their flatness and highly styled composition. The whole is pervaded by her exquisite sense of detail which makes this quiet world pulsate.
John Cech   ©1996 Parents' Choice
John Cech is a professor of English at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is the author of a number of children's books and, most recently, of Angels and Wild Things, a scholarly study of the works of Maurice Sendak. (1996 bio)

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