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Higgins Bend Song and Dance Hardcover – September 1, 1997

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From School Library Journal

Grade 1-4. Pure pleasure for any who are or know dedicated (obsessed) fishermen. Simon Henry, the quintessential angler, meets his match in Oscar, a catfish known for stealing almost any bait without getting caught. While buying fishhooks at Potato Kelly's Bait and Chowder Shop, Simon Henry vows to catch the wily beast, or engage his solemn self in a number of foolish consequences. His friend Potato Kelly urges him on with promises of new boots and more if he is successful. After several failures, the fisherman uses his truly "sour" socks as bait, but it's hard to say if he catches Oscar or if Oscar catches him. Sneed's bucolic watercolor spreads, awash with blues and greens, are ably coupled with Martin's pleasing text. The characters are crafted with warmth and humor; Simon Henry's no-nonsense scowling face and the twinkle in Potato Kelly's eye should not be missed. Not for beginning readers to tackle alone, but easy enough for those with some experience, this whopper of a fish tale also makes a good read-aloud.?Jody McCoy, Lakehill Preparatory School, Dallas,
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Kirkus Reviews

A meaty tale of the quest for an uncatchable fish named Oscar is told in folksy, irresistible language. Simon Henry's outstanding features are his ability to catch any fish and brag about it, his unsociable temperament, and his tight boots. In pursuit of his passion, he ignores even the ``Friday-Night-Potluck-Everybody-Come-and-Fling'' party in town. One day, Potato Kelly, female proprietor of the bait and chowder shop, tells him of the ``crafty, bait-grasping catfish'' in local waters, and the chase is on. The two odd-looking middle-aged characters wager with each other in colorful phrases about Simon Henry's ability to succeed. Since his socks ``were beginning to smell worse that sour milk, worse than secret-recipe stinkbait,'' he uses them as a lure. The catfish clamps on and tows the fishing boat like the shark in Jaws, finally leaving only half a sock behind. Simon Henry must do all the humiliating things he promised, and Oscar lives on, singing in the deep hole by Higgins Bend. The watercolor illustrations exaggerate as much as the text: Figures and landscapes sway with the artist's lyrical lines; perspectives as if from odd camera lenses distort and amuse. Some of the townspeople look quite goofy, but they also look familiar, in a tale clearly fished from American waters. (Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Houghton Mifflin; 1st edition (September 1, 1997)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0395675839
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0395675830
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 6 - 8 years
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 1 - 2
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.1 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 9 x 0.5 x 11.5 inches
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Jacqueline Briggs Martin is the author of Snowflake Bentley, winner of the 1999 Caldecott Medal. She grew up on a farm in Maine and now she lives in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

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