Mercer Mayer delivers a cast of cantankerous creatures, each with ridiculous demands. Young listeners will hear a crotchety kangaroo complain about unmade bedcovers, a rancorous raccoon rail over stale cereal, and an outraged opossum opine about the taste of toothpaste. Performing this jubilant jaunt, animated actress Jane Casserly delivers children an important message about dealing with difficult demands and prickly personalities. Casserly’s vocal versatility absolutely sparkles as she impersonates tiresome tigers and merciless moose. Indeed, Casserly’s sprightly, singsong stride is sure to have young listeners giggling with glee.
Would you tell that kangaroo a thing or two?
©1973 Mercer Mayer; (P)2008 Scholastic Inc.
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