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Animal Fair

Animal Fair
Adapted and
Illustrated by Ponder Goembel

Ages 4-8
Marshal Cavendish Children
Pinwheel Books
ISBN: 978-0-7614-5642-1
List Price: $12.99

“Expanded from the traditional three-liner used more in modern times as a nursery rhyme than a song, Goembel adds to the animal hijinks by taking the nonsense lyrics and using her bright ink-and-acrylic wash illustrations to provide a unifying narrative. The animals at this fair are focused on their performances, unaware of the mischievous monkey's tricks. ...But if there is ever any confusion in readers' minds as to why he gets his comeuppance, the illustrations more than explain why "the elephant sneezed and fell on his knees," shooting the still-grinning monkey high into the air and far away from the fair. A pleasant rollick.”
— Kirkus Review, March 1, 2010

“A silly, catchy little number with enough visual quirks to keep kids returning for one more curtain call. Preschool-Kindergarten.”
— Daniel Kraus, Booklist

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