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Lousy rotten stinkin' grapes

by Palatini, Margie,

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 17 Libraries 20 of 22 copies
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Summary
Fox wants the grapes, but they're too high for him to reach. He's nothing if not crafty, and in this humorous new spin on the well-known fable, fox's scheme is taken to new heights.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The creators of Earthquack! (2002) and The Three Silly Billies (2005) take an Aesop fable and turn sour grapes into the lousy, rotten, stinkin' variety. To reach the tantalizing fruit, Fox elicits the help of Bear, Beaver, Porcupine, and Possum, each of whom tries to offer alternatives to Fox's plan. Each time Fox ta-ta-tas them to silence. But Fox's plans fail and he storms off declaring he wouldn't think of eating the lousy, rotten, stinkin' grapes They're probably sour anyway! at which point the assembled animals easily reach the grapes and feast away. Moser's realistically rendered animals, with their expressive faces and humanlike body language, are imbued with a good dose of personality and are perfectly fitted to the story. The text enjoyably highlights the angst and frustration of the know-it-all, but not all that knowledgeable, Fox. Pair with My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann (2002) for another story with an unlikely ensemble attempting to retrieve a high object from a tree.--Enos, Randall Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "While this variant of Aesop's "The Fox and the Grapes" is decidedly more entertaining than the original, the moral of the fable is less clear. Palatini's distinctive characters are all amiable, except for the condescending Fox, who prides himself on being "Sly. Clever. Smart." With expert watercolors, Moser (who collaborated with Palatini on The Three Silly Billies) subtly retains the lifelike appearances of the animals without sacrificing individualistic expression. Fox's enthusiastic plans to get the grapes are filled with convoluted equations and graphs: "Bear stands-here. Beaver stands on Bear's head-there. Porcupine stands on Beaver's tail. I stand on Porcupine.... Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.... and-voila! Grapes!" When the other characters explain their infinitely simpler plans to get the grapes, Fox turns "with a huff and a sniff" and says, "I, for one, wouldn't think of eating those lousy, rotten, stinkin' grapes now." The traditional sour grapes ending feels tacked on, given the "Pride goeth before a fall" theme Palatini effectively develops throughout the story. Ages 4-8. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fables.
Folklore.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Lousy rotten stinking grapes
Contributors Moser, Barry.
Aesop.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780689802461
0689802463
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