Dennis Reader Butterfingers

ISBN 13: 9780006641988

Butterfingers

 
9780006641988: Butterfingers

Benjamin Butters was always dropping things: he dropped his toast on the dog and the goldfish on the cat. At his grandparents' farm he dropped the eggs, the milk and the slops for the pig. But when he acquired a new baby sister, at last he had something to hold on to.

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PreSchool-Grade 2-- Poor Benjamin Butters is always dropping things--cats, eggs, buttered-side-down toast. Sent to visit his grandparents' farm while his parents await a new baby, his clumsiness continues--chickens, the pig, the cow, and the duck join his list of victims. At last the call comes; a baby sister has arrived. "Can I hold her?," Benjamin asks. As a roomful of relatives collectively holds their breath, he picks up Baby Butters--and she smiles at him, feeling safe. Watercolor illustrations filled with charmingly goofy-looking people complement the mildly humorous story. As new-sibling books go, though, it's not a standout. Kevin Henke's Julius, the Baby of the World (1990) and Too Big (1983 , both Greenwillow) by Holly Keller are better purchases. --Lucy Young Clem, Evansville Vanderburgh County Public Library, IN
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Kirkus Reviews:

Benjamin Butters drops everything--balls, his toast, his goldfish, the eggs he's collecting, etc. But when (to everyone's consternation) ``Mom'' lets him hold his new baby sister, she's perfectly safe. This new British illustrator has a witty way with a pen, but the idea is overextended and the outcome not well developed. Still, kids may enjoy Benjamin's many comic mishaps, rather mercilessly caricatured in the lively illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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