Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews



Brock Cole
Picture Book
Farrar, Straus and Giroux , 2000   ISBN: 978-0374310011

One day an old man eats too much and he bursts his britches. Now this in itself is no tragedy, but what does disturb the old man and his family is the fact that the buttons that held up those britches come flying off and are burned in the fireplace. How is the man supposed to keep his britches up?

Each of the old man’s three daughters comes up with a plan that they believe will help their father in this time of trouble. Which of the plans will work and restore peace and harmony in the family circle?

Readers will enjoy following the stories of the three daughters, and they will delight in the adventures each one has, and in the romance and happiness each one finds. Funny, joyful and intimate, this is a picture book that combines a charming story with lovely artwork to give readers a special reading experience.