Crusher, the school football hero, is coming to tea. In anticipation, Peter clears his room of childish things and prepares all sorts of exciting games to play. A delightful story that will amuse all the family! Bob Graham currently lives in Somerset with his family, but has spent most of his life in Sydney. He trained at the Julian Ashton Art School and has published a wide range of award-winning children's picture books.
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Kindergarten-Grade 2 Football player Crusher's visit to Peter's house is the subject of this amusing picture book from Australia. Peter is worried that Crusher won't think him tough enough, but Crusher turns out to be not only politely willing to eat the tea and fairy cakes that Peter's mother serves, but also the kind of boy who actually enjoys playing with Peter's younger sister. What is left unsaid in the dialogue is shown in the illustrations. The full-color pictures are full of movement and humor; they are done with watercolor and ink, with a bit of crayon for texture and emphasis. Their sketchy liveliness is reminiscent of James Stevenson's work. This book is an artful combination of text and illustration. There is a slight discrepancy between the format and the audience, though. Independent readers in the first or second gradechildren old enough to understand the social life of the classroomwould enjoy the book much more than preschoolers would; but this book looks like a read aloud for a younger child. Librarians will have to put this book in the right hands. Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Pub . Lib . , Ill.
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"Graham's new slant on sibling rivalry is droll and replete with funny moments," said PW , as tough football hero Crusher is beguiled by his friend's baby sister. Ages 3-8.
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Book Description Picture Lions, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6636047