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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LENTIL by Robert McCloskey | Kirkus Reviews

It is fiction, but some things in the book may lead people to lentl it was real. They will go down in history. After raising eight ducklings on the island, the mother leads them to the Public Garden downtown. Lists with This Book.

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The illustrations are fantastic as always and my main issue is I couldn’t connect to the story and I blame that on the world that I currently live in. At least in the United States, we no longer live in an innocent bubble where we are ignorant with what is going around lentill world. It is good book. Feb 27, Dorothy Carder rated it really liked it. Probably because that guy who mfcloskey the lemons just makes me laugh.

This is a pleasant story from a mccloskwy era. A very cute story about a lentill named Lentil who can’t sing but learns to play the harmonica instead. But this is not an action-packed page turner by today’s standards, the story is not over-the-top wacky, and Lentil’s actions are far from heroic, yet he saves the day. The story itself seemed far-fetched to me in several ways Don’t you purse your lips to play a harmonica too?


It would have been the perfect go-along gift. Madeline’s Rescue Bemelmans Ludwig.

Published April 27th by Puffin Books first published There are a lot of directional, spatial prepositions. Of his stories I have read, though, this one is definitely one of the ones I love best. Open Preview See a Problem?

A fun story that has humorous, unpredictable twists and is charming! He can’t even pucker his lips to whistle!

Lentil by Robert McCloskey

A book that, along with its fun, truly illustrates the American scene. Lentil can’t sing and he can’t whistle, so he takes up the harmonica and practices every day. The Story of Ferdinand Munro Leaf. Lentil shows show a mcclosoey who can’t sing can still be musical AND save the day.

Jul 25, Sanju rated it it was amazing. He goes to the mccloskey and buys a harmonica and plays it all around town all the way to school.

Jan 08, Stan rated it really liked it. Apr 02, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: We laughed so hard at this story!


But I had forgotten how much I love this one–the illustrations are beautifully done and reflect another time perfectly. Aug 11, Kathryn rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is an absolute treasure.

It’s been awhile since I’ve played around with one. Infilm producer Morton Schindel and Weston Woods Studios made Robert McCloskeyan minute documentary that is sometimes screened in art schools.


About Robert McCloskey Robert McCloskey wrote and illustrated some of the most honored and enduring children’s books ever published. Robert McCloskey, the Caldecott-winning author and illustrator of Make Way for Ducklings, brings readers this delightful two color picture book.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Lentil, a young boy who cannot pucker his lips, has never been able to sing, nor can he whistle. Peggy died in Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. I wish I had known about this book when my oldest son wanted a harmonica for his birthday. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. 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 I cannot believe I never read this when I was little.

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