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Doctor De Soto

By Peter Lewis, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Clever twists of plot keep kids interested.

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Few writers rival William Steig when it comes to short but compelling stories. His work is gentle, yet he keeps the reader's imagination hopping with clever twists of plot and resourceful, often courageous, actions by characters. Steig doesn't shrink from challenging words -- "the fox caressed the new tooth with his tongue" -- and at times they can be outright demanding. But his tinder-dry humor, guarantees an attentive audience.

Steig's artwork is lyrical, washed with color, and imbued with a tangible presence. The characters float on the white background of the page, which sets off their expressions like firecrackers. And what marvelous expressions they are, signaling to the reader exactly how a character is feeling.

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