A young boy has his hands full when he helps his sister prepare for her wedding.
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PreSchool-Grade 3-- Leon's sister is getting married in just a few hours, and the family is in a flurry. The wedding cake sits ready in the corner, and the women of the house--mother, grandmother, sisters--are frantic with last minute preparations. Young Leon becomes chief errand boy, with instructions to carry this, go there, bring this, come here, etc.--until he is laden with the bridal veil, a pink silk flower, a pair of blue shoes, yellow gloves, and a green bottle of perfume. Up to this point, the story is a delight, capturing the frenzy and joy of the happy day. The ending falls flat, however, as Leon is relieved of his garb and, told that he has to wait to get dressed, heads back to bed. It's totally out of keeping with the levity and good nature that infuses the major portion of the book, depriving readers of any sense of celebration. The illustrations, done in confectionery colors, reflect the black family's happiness and haste, but cannot save a story that so abruptly shifts mood and lacks logic.
-Trev Jones, School Library Journal
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Pu, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110027781216
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0027781216
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 27781216