The Last Peach

by Gus Gordon

The entire narrative of this unusual story is told as a dialogue between two insects... read more

The entire narrative of this unusual story is told as a dialogue between two insects facing a moral dilemma: Should they eat the last perfect peach of the season? And what will happen if they do? Grey and red type is used to delineate the two voices, and the alternating cream and white colored paper is artfully distinctive. The mixed-media illustrations show the insect characters to be as elegant as two insects can be. Few readers will see the wordless visual surprise ending coming, although it is the perfect conclusion for this delightfully quirky little book. (Ages 3–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2020

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