Junket Is Nice

Junket Is Nice

by Dorothy Kunhardt

Hardcover(Reprint)

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Overview

WHAT IS JUNKET?

Junket is a delicious custard and a lovely dessert.

But why is the old man with a red beard and red slippers eating such an enormous bowl of junket, and what could he possibly be thinking about while he feasts?

That’s a good question! And one that the old man poses to the crowds and crowds of people that gather to watch him. In fact, almost everyone in the whole world wants to know the answer to this riddle.

And only one little boy has the answer.

This ingenious book of inspired nonsense was the very first from Dorothy Kunhardt, whose Pat the Bunny has delighted generations of young children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590176283
Publisher: New York Review Books
Publication date: 06/25/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 407,096
Product dimensions: 9.57(w) x 6.68(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Dorothy Meserve Kunhardt (1901–1979) was an American author of books for small children and is best known for Pat the Bunny (1940), one of the all-time best-selling children’s books in the United States. Her first book, Junket Is Nice, was a success when it appeared in 1933 and was followed by Now Open the Box (forthcoming from The New York Review Children’s Collection), Lucky Mrs. Ticklefeather, Brave Mr. Buckingham, and Tiny Animal Stories. Kunhardt published nearly fifty books, including several nonfiction works for adults about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War (her father amassed a legendary collection of Civil War–era photographs and memorabilia). Several years after her death, Philip B. Kunhardt Jr. remembered his mother’s boundless curiosity and appreciation for the way young people observe the world, writing in The New York Times that “for Dorothy Kunhardt a children’s book was nothing more or less than a way to talk to children.”

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Junket is Nice 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CanadaInker4 More than 1 year ago
This great classic book was first published in 1933, and is being brought back into print by The New York Review Children's Collection.   This is Dorothy Kunhardt's debut book . An old man, with red slippers and flowing, flaming red beard is sitting in the middle of nowhere eating junket out of huge red bowl. He eats and eats and eats and people take note.  They start coming to watch this man eat an unlimited amount of the dessert.  The crowd comes by the droves, they come by the millions, until the whole world is watching him down this delicacy.  He challenges the mob to guess what he possibly could be thinking as he is munching away.  He gives them three clues as to what he is NOT thinking and then sets them free to explore their imaginations and try to guess what the answer might be to that riddle that he posed.   A little boy on a tricycle pedals innocently up to the man and only he alone knows the answer to that question.  The crowd gives such answers as : "a daddy-long-legs holding up his foot for the sun to warm it."  WRONG!  "A bear climbing a ladder because his toenails are too long for walking on the ground."  WRONG!  or my most favourite...."A a hippopotamus with all the lights turned out laughing at how hard it is to see the other people on the sofa."  WRONG!   The little boy gives the old man the correct answer and for his correct answer the old man rewards him with SOMETHING NICE.  I will not reveal what it is but the little boy was in heaven receiving his prize.  In the end the little boy allows the old man to mount the back of his tricycle and gives him a lift home so he can partake of his dinner.   Kids will love the nonsensical creativity and laugh-out-loud silliness that this books brings to them.  I particularly like the text.  It is printed using run on sentences and supposedly was written by Kunhardt's brother.  This script makes the book unique and gives the child a sense of familiarity as he could have penned the story himself.  This beautiful book emanates the kind of imagination that inspires children and ignites conversations and answers to their questions.This great classic book was first published in 1933, and is being brought back into print by The New York Review Children's Collection.   This is Dorothy Kunhardt's debut book and tomorrow I am going to review her second book, "Now Open the Box."  She is best known for the book ,"Pat the Bunny', a book she wrote from her daughter Edith.   An old man, with red slippers and flowing, flaming red beard is sitting in the middle of nowhere eating junket out of huge red bowl. He eats and eats and eats and people take note.  They start coming to watch this man eat an unlimited amount of the dessert.  The crowd comes by the droves, they come by the millions, until the whole world is watching him down this delicacy.  He challenges the mob to guess what he possibly could be thinking as he is munching away.  He gives them three clues as to what he is NOT thinking and then sets them free to explore their imaginations and try to guess what the answer might be to that riddle that he posed.   A little boy on a tricycle pedals innocently up to the man and only he alone knows the answer to that question.  The crowd gives such answers as : "a daddy-long-legs holding up his foot for the sun to warm it."  WRONG!  "A bear climbing a ladder because his toenails are too long for walking on the ground."  WRONG!  or my most favourite...."A a hippopotamus with all the lights turned out laughing at how hard it is to see the other people on the sofa."  WRONG!   The little boy gives the old man the correct answer and for his correct answer the old man rewards him with SOMETHING NICE.  I will not reveal what it is but the little boy was in heaven receiving his prize.  In the end the little boy allows the old man to mount the back of his tricycle and gives him a lift home so he can partake of his dinner.   Kids will love the nonsensical creativity and laugh-out-loud silliness that this books brings to them.  I particularly like the text.  It is printed using run on sentences and supposedly was written by Kunhardt's brother.  This script makes the book unique and gives the child a sense of familiarity as he could have penned the story himself.  This beautiful book emanates the kind of imagination that inspires children and ignites conversations and answers to their questions.  
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
JUNKET IS NICE by Dorothy Kunhardt is an entertaining Children's Book,ages 3-7 years old. What an entertaining story! A great read for both children and adults. *"It is very funny,also teaches you a lesson not to guess because you are going to get the wrong answer. A 9 year old"* A great picture book that is a keeper in your library! A must read for both parents,and grandparents alike,as well as young children. I enjoyed "Junket Is Nice". Received for an honest review from the publicist. RATING: 5 HEAT RATING: NONE(CHILDREN'S) REVEIWED BY: AprilR, and a 9 year old, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More