Lentil by Robert McCloskey, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. And the story of how Lentil, who learned to play a harmonion because he couldn’t sing and could not whistle, and who saved the town thereby. Buy a cheap copy of Lentil (Picture Puffins) book by Robert McCloskey. Lentil s harmonica playing saves the day when calamity threatens the homecoming.

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It’s a shame too because the illustrations were great. A fun story that has humorous, unpredictable twists and is charming! The spreads take up two thirds of each page; there is humor and good artistry in the lithographic drawings. There were many annoying factors to this story – the hero worshipping, the playing nice to get money from the rich guy, the supreme maleness of the book I am giving allowances for that given the time the book was writtenthe requirement that the reader stretch credulity to the ridiculousness and I give no allowances for mccloskdy.

This book takes place in Alto, Ohio where we meet our main character named Lentil who loves to play the harmonica. The book is cute and is revolved around music.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I mostly just admired the artwork anyway. Apr 30, Erin rated it it was mccloxkey Shelves: The illustrations are fantastic as always and my main issue is I couldn’t connect to the story and I blame that on the roobert that I currently live in.

Nov 09, Kim Bitner rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. BUT the main part that irked me was this book was obviously written by someone who knows nothing about playing band instruments, and yet he not only chose to writ Ugh!


This is from the early s but you could totally picture Opie Taylor from “Andy Griffith” reading this and getting inspired to take up the harmonica like Lentil and parade through Mayberry with his tunes!

It’s a good pick for historical fiction reads or a music read. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. But don’t forget to practice practice practice!!!

The story soon became a Boston institution. Looking for beautiful books? This talent of being able to play the harmonica well leads Lentil to saving the town from a major embarrassment when Colonel Carter returns home.

It is good book. Oct 17, Angie rated it it was amazing Shelves: McCloskey is a very adored writer in our home. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Aug 11, Kathryn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Jul 25, Sanju rated it it was amazing. The Homer Price books were grade school favorites. This is a pleasant story from a bygone era.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. The whole town gathers at the train station to welcome their most honoured citizen, Colonel Carter, but envious Old Sneep sabotages the event and the band is unable to play.

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After raising eight ducklings on the island, the mother leads them to the Public Garden downtown. One chapter from Homer Price was adapted as a short film, The Doughnuts Budding artists would do well to study McCloskey’s talents as an illustrator.

This bounced into science where we touched on the idea of acoustics and why Lentil’s music sounded so much better when he played in the bathroom.


Refresh and try again. One of our favorite picture books of the year!

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The illustrations are dated also, but are enjoyable and pleasing to the eye. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Because of not getting into the story I didn’t find it interesting or lenil it was too predictable but the illustrations are great and Lntil would highly recommend this book if you like classic children’s book or you want to read a story that could take place essentially during Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn era.

Robery would have been the perfect go-along gift. While everyone is preparing for Colonel Carter’s return to town, Old Sneep is being an old grouch and decides to suck on a lemon, which causes the band to not play their lips are too puckered!.

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The story itself seemed far-fetched to me mccloskeh several ways Don’t you purse your lips to play a harmonica too? Jul 31, Pamela Powell rated it really liked it Shelves: He wrote and also illustrated nine picture booksand won two Caldecott Medals from the American Library Association for the year’s best-illustrated picture book.