A day at the park for a lively toddler and his parents is full of all the activities that children love - rides on the swings, feeding the ducks, and a picnic. And when this is followed by a trip to the toyshop, and a cosy family evening, it really is a perfect day.
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Tony Bradman is a well-known and respected figure in the children's book world. He was deputy editor of PARENTS magazine before becoming a writer and editor of children's books. He is the creator of Dilly the Dinosaur (Mammoth) and his anthology for Puffin, Skin Deep, received great acclaim for tackling racism head on. Tony lives in Kent and has three children. Georgie Birkett is a young illustrator with great talent. Her use of colour combined with her bold, friendly style makes her work perfect for toddlers. She has most recently illustrated a series of board books for Campbell Books, previously having worked for Chrysalis, Bloomsbury and Oxford University Press.From Publishers Weekly:
Decked out in spiffy play clothes, his teddy bear in tow, a marmalade kitten goes on an outing with his parents in this sunny tale. The pictures limn an absolutely perfect day that includes sampling all the rides in the park, enjoying an al fresco lunch, stopping at the toy store (and not leaving empty-handed), taking a bubble bath and listening to a favorite story before slipping off to sleep. Each major event generates a special kind of joy, cozily defined in the rhyming text. When the hero feeds the ducks, he likes "that scary quack-quack-quack,/ I want my fingers back/ kind of feeling"; or, less imaginatively, at bedtime he gets "that warm and snuggly,/ deep and duggly, sleep tight,/ don't let the bed bugs bite.../ goodnight kind of feeling." Scruton's tidy but playful illustrations, set in an urban desert landscape that resembles Southern California, exude unfettered happiness and gentle humor (there's a wonderful depiction of a bumpy stroller ride). He employs a wide range of framing and composition techniques?from cartoon-like panels to double-page, full-bleed spreads?that keep the visual momentum of the story going strong. Ages 4-8.
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Book Description Picture Lions, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6645097
Book Description Picture Lions, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Clive Scruton (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006645097