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Friday, October 18, 2013

Review: Junket is Nice by Dorothy Kunhardt

Junket is Nice by Dorothy Kunhardt.

Junket is Nice by Dorothy Kunhardt

The New York Review Children's Collection
Publication Date: July 2013
List Price: $16.95
ISBN-13: 9781590176283

Review: One old huge man, with a giant red beard, wearing red slippers, and eating junket. One little boy riding a tricycle. What do they have in common? They are the main characters of Junket is Nice! Junket is Nice by Dorothy Kunhardt is intriguing to little children, and it makes the readers wonder what the old man is thinking about while he is eating his big bowl of junket.

Junket is Nice is about an old man eating junket in a big bowl while the whole world is trying to guess what he is thinking about. He offers to give something nice to anyone who guesses correctly. The old man gives a clue and names three things that he is not thinking about. While everyone is thinking, a little boy on his tricycle is also thinking how hilarious the people are because the people are guessing so many wrong answers. While the little boy is always thinking about what the right answer is. When the little boy guesses the right answer the whole world is jealous of that little boy.

Dorothy Kunhardt is an excellent children's book author. She has kids thinking that guessing is difficult and that you have to use your powers of observation to infer information. The book also tells the readers that sometimes the right answer is very simple and that we do not have to guess in order to find the correct answer. Finally Junket is Nice is an excellent book because even without the pictures you can really see what Dorothy Kunhardt is trying to imagine like the beard on the man's face, the magnitude of his size, and basically everything in the book. This is a good, short read, or a read aloud book. I recommended Junket is Nice for children ages 4-6 or for beginning readers.

Review written by Jarred (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Media Masters Publicity for providing a copy of Junket is Nice for this review.

Have you read Junket is Nice? How would you rate it?

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