Most young children fantasise about buying the contents of a pet shop and in the great pet sale all the animals must go: A platypus, terrapin and gecko are all at knock down prices. The koala and anteater are 9p the pair! A box of assorted brown things is only 20p. The little rat with the half his whiskers missing thinks he is the best bargin but just how many pets will the little boy be able to buy with his GBP1? A charming tale with a big pull out surprise at the end, this book is perfect for parents at bedtime or for numeracy hour in schools.
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Mick Inkpen is now one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. The Kipper, Threadbear and Penguin Small stories have sold millions worldwide. He is a winner of the British Book Award for the best illustrated book, for Lullabyhullabaloo, and the Children's Book Award for Threadbear. Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998.From Kirkus Reviews :
With a curmudgeonly rat as his reluctant tour guide, a boy explores a pet store in which all the denizens are for sale. Exotic animals abound; the selection includes a giant tortoise, pelican, platypus, skink, koala bear, and even an anteater. While the boy shops, the little rat desperately tries to convince him that he is the best bargain. `` `Who wants a koala that doesn't like leaves?' said the rat. `Or an anteater that won't eat its ant? I'm not fussy! I'll eat . . . ANYTHING!' '' A portion of the page is missing, as if chomped by the overeager rodent. Inkpen adroitly introduces numerals 110; every animal is priced consecutively from 1 for the rat up to 10 for an entire bag of ``assorted little brown creatures,'' with the ultimate bargain a Komodo dragon for 25. Readers gain a last lesson in addition as they learn that the entire contents of the store can be had for $1.00precisely the amount in the boy's pocket. Colorful, detailed illustrations depict the creatures with realism. Humor, well-placed lift-up flaps and the antics of the rat conspire to make this thoroughly likable. (Picture book. 3-6) -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Description du livre Hodder Children's Books, 1999. Paperback. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P110340703814
Description du livre Hodder Children's Books, 1999. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire M0340703814