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Crictor (Reading Rainbow Books) - Tomi Ungerer
Crictor (Reading Rainbow Books)
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‘A highly diverting picture book about an agreeable pet boa constrictor that earns the affection and gratitude of a French village.’ —BL. ‘Children will love it.’ —H. Notable Children's Books of 1940–1959 (ALA)1959 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)A Reading Rainbow Selection1958 Children's... show more
‘A highly diverting picture book about an agreeable pet boa constrictor that earns the affection and gratitude of a French village.’ —BL. ‘Children will love it.’ —H. Notable Children's Books of 1940–1959 (ALA)1959 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)A Reading Rainbow Selection1958 Children's Spring Book Festival Prize (NY Herald Tribune)
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780064430449 (0064430448)
ASIN: 0064430448
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
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Ko
Ko rated it
A childhood favorite. Charming and a touch bizarre. In a good way.
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it
3.0
At 50 cents I really couldn't pass this little guy up. Crictor is a snake from Africa who comes to be accepted as a friend and hero by the inhabitants of a 'little French town'. The plot is sweet and simple and so are the illustrations. It's nothing super special, but it's fun. And even though I do...
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
3.0
This is one of the few books I have read in German (you see what kind of level I am at) so I probably didn't get all the jokes. A pleasant story showing that not all snakes are bad - one of Ungerer's big things is fighting prejudice against minorities. Even very small children would probably like it...
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