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A SPICY NEW TAKE ON AN OLD FAVORITE,
This review is from: There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea (Hardcover)
Often a new take on a beloved favorite is doubly appealing due to the familiarity of the piece and the originality of its latest incarnation. Such is the case with There Was A Coyote Who Swallowed A Flea as it is given a spicy Southwestern flavor.
Youngsters will love the sing-song rhyme and giggle at the ridiculous coyote who considered everything to be dinner. First of all, he ingested a flea which he found on his knee. That's probable. But the hilarity increases when he swallows a lizard that "slithered right down to his gizzard" to catch the flea. Then, what catches a lizard? A snake, of course. Poor, poor coyote, it seems he can't win for losing.
What he finally swallows is surprise that will leave youngsters laughing out loud at such silly shenanigans.
Steve Gray's bold, comical illustrations are perfect companions for this laugh provoking tale.
- Gail Cooke