Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Junket Is Nice by Dorothy Kunhardt, Book Review

By: Dorothy Kunhardt
Published by: New York Review Children's Collection
Released on: (1st in 1933), released on 6/25/13
Source: book from publisher to review
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Junket is a delicious custard and a lovely dessert.

But why is the old man with a red beard and red slippers eating such an enormous bowl of junket, and what could he possibly be thinking about while he feasts?

That’s a good question! And one that the old man poses to the crowds and crowds of people that gather to watch him. In fact, almost everyone in the whole world wants to know the answer to this riddle.

And only one little boy has the answer.

This ingenious book of inspired nonsense was the very first from Dorothy Kunhardt, whose Pat the Bunny has delighted generations of young children

I don't know about you guys, but I love reading old school children's books, as much as I love reading new releases. Today's review is for a classic by Dorothy Kunhardt, author of the ever popular children's picture book, Pat The Bunny. Junket Is Nice is not a picture book I was familiar with until I was asked if I wanted to read it/review it.  Of course I said yes.

Junket Is Nice is about an old man with a red beard, who wears red shoes and is sitting at a table eating junket out of his big red bowl. When all the people in the world gather around the man who's eating junket, they start to guess what he's thinking about while he's eating it. Hint, it's not a walrus with an apple on his back. Out of all the people in the world to guess, only the little boy on the tricycle got it right.

If you love a classic book with an old school feel to it, pick up Junket is Nice. This is a book my kids thought was silly, and I enjoyed reading with them. Aside from the silliness of the story, it's an easy to read one, and contains site word that even kindergarten age kids can read.
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Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
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