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Fenwick's Suit

3.52  ·  Rating Details  ·  50 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Fenwick discovers that the new suit he has purchased has a life of its own.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 8th 2005 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (first published September 1st 1996)
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Marsha
The woebegone protagonist, characterized by an unflattering haircut, drab clothes, unprepossessing face and lackluster posture, decides to get a makeover by donning a loud, yellow-and-red check suit. Events rapidly spiral out of control as the suit takes on a life of its own, forcing Fenwick to give chase. The story then accelerates with the rapidity of a runaway freight train, lending crazy, surreal action to a simple tale of a man foiled by his own attempts at self improvement.

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Araceli
Feb 24, 2015 Araceli rated it liked it
It was cute, but not the best
Julia
Feb 23, 2013 Julia rated it liked it
I like where this is going, and I see elements of Ruby Mae Has Something to Say, but Small hasn't gotten it quite right. Fun and I love the illustrations, but not as perfect as some of his other titles.
Jami
Dec 30, 2010 Jami rated it it was ok
Shelves: bedtime-stories
...but why is the suit animated?
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David Small is the recipient of the Caldecott Medal, a Christopher Medal, and the E. B. White Award for his picture books, which include Imogene's Antlers, The Gardener, and So, You Want to Be President? He lives in Mendon, Michigan.
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