Robert Newton Peck | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Zena Sutherland

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The various incidents of [Trig Sees Red] are concerned with the firing of an elderly traffic policeman and the substitution of a hanging traffic light at Clodsburg's one busy intersection. It's all slapstick comedy that depends on people getting into fights, falling down, jeering at each other, and making stupid errors—to say nothing of talking like naive ignoramuses. Trig and her pals make much of being Junior G-Men and hovering about, cheering each small disaster and hoping Pop the Cop will be reinstated. The disaster humor may appeal to some readers, but the overblown and unrelieved farce eventually erodes even the humor.

Zena Sutherland, "New Titles for Children and Young People: 'Trig Sees Red'," in Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (© 1979 by the University of Chicago...

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