Hi, Jock, Run Around the Block

Hi, Jock, Run Around the Block

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  • Hardback | 24 pages
  • 160 x 200mm
  • Joanna Cotler Books
  • United States
  • 21col.ill.
  • 0060230789
  • 9780060230784

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After the attention-grabbing bit of nonsense ("I looked into a window/ and saw a great big bear/ and a little man with scissors/ who was cutting off his hair"), the sights Jock sees on his run around the block are pretty ordinary - and blandly described: "At our brand-new firehouse/ the doors were open wide/ so I could see the engine/ and the firemen inside." After each four-line observation (on a haunted house, pet-store window, or whatever Jock is passing), Kahn ends with an italicized "Hi, Jock, run around the block" - a refrain which, along with Darrow's hasty diagonals, does keep this moving. But it's a downhill trip. (Kirkus Reviews)
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