Books: Cuckoo!

HOW TO TRAVEL INCOGNITO (244 pp.) — Ludwig Bemelmans — Little, Brown ($3).

Some authors try to make each new book as different as possible from the one before. Author Ludwig Bemelmans works passionately in the opposite direction: he has grown prosperous and popular by writing the same book over & over again. It was gay and lively stuff 15 years ago when it was appearing in Story and The New Yorker; it still seems gay and lively today.

Push, Don't Pay. What gives the changeless Bemelmans world its hard-wearing longevity is that it...

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