for Rachel Fister's Blister by Amy MacDonald and Marjorie Priceman
A parade of helpers is summoned to fix the blister on a child's left toe: "...Find her brothers and some others. / Send them off to bring some aid. / Go enlist her little sister. / Fetch the rabbi. Fetch the maid..." A reliable literary device and a fast pace are perfectly matched with the aristocratic chaos chronicled in watercolors and pen and ink. The jolly nonsense is certain to engage the active participation of those hearing and seeing it. (Ages 3-7)
CCBC Choices 1990 . © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1990. Used with permission.
With the vitality of a jump-rope rhyme, the whole community pours in with remedies for Rachel's blister, and all romp across the page in lively illustrations. "Priceman's energetic watercolors are perfectly suited to this humorous story and capitalize on the ridiculous elements to create a package that begs to be read aloud. . . ".--The Horn Book, starred review. Full-color illustrations.
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