Tom MacRae & Nick Ward
Andersen, 2009 (2009)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
ids and adults alike will chuckle over the denouement of Tom MacRae's
. Nick Ward's active illustrations of the story's busy - and very hungry - little trolls enhance its humor.
t all begins with '
Three little trolls, / Oink, Boink and Moink, / Hunting for a baby for the Baby Pie.
' They head out on a baby hunt through the dark streets of their neighborhood to the rollicking refrain, '
Can you sniff it? / Can you whiff it? / Lick lips, pat belly, my oh my.
s they creep through the house, the suspense builds. Poor little baby, we worry! Those ugly, famished little trolls are getting awfully close! Then we hit the '
' ... I'm not telling; read it yourself and chortle over the antics of these '
Shrieking and squawking
is delicious fun!
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