In a fantastical land where even warthogs are beautiful, the peace is shattered one day when a mouse hears the deafening thud of a monster. All the animals agree to approach the monster together, only to find they are in for a surprise. Illustrated in full colour.
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First there comes an Ugly Beast. Then there comes a Big Monster whose thudding footsteps disturb Basil the Bushbaby's rest. Something must be done! However, Basil's attempts to enlist his friends' help in getting rid of the menace fall on deaf ears--each of his friends has a very good reason why they are the wrong one to help. Finally a solution to the problem is found and the issue is resolved in a very satisfactory way.
This is a delightful picture book with illustrations and text in perfect harmony--as you would expect from Nick Butterworth, one of today's most popular author/illustrators. The text, full of repetition and simple words, is perfect for reading aloud--young audiences will be delighted to join in with the repeated "Thud! Thud! Thud!" of the monster's footprints. The colourful and wonderfully expressive illustrations, full of witty little touches are bound to keep readers coming back for another look. (Ages 3 to 7)Review:
Praise for QPootle5 (HB): "An alien story with a difference! There's lots of laughs in this friendly, funny story and we loved the wonderfully low-tech DIY spaceship." Practical Parenting Praise for Albert le Blanc (HB): "Nick Butterworth is one of the best picture book writers alive." The Independent "Butterworth's drawings have a comforting clarity and his stories develop straightforwardly so the book works for just about everyone." Sunday Times "Triumphant" The Observer Praise for The Whisperer (HB): "We are not born with prejudice. We learn it. I welcome a book to help young people learn that our diversity is a gift -- a wonderful blessing from God. let us celebrate it." Desmond Tutu Archbishop Emeritus "Scrumptious pictures and sardonic text make this irresistible." The Times
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Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks 07/04/1997, 1997. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780001982642
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