Animal noises are introduced in this humorous story about a small child who refuses to feed his bread crumbs to the birds at the park.
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Ian Whybrow was born in Gillingham, Kent, England. He worked as a teacher before going on to become an author. He has written a variety of stories including picture books and novels for older children. He now lives in Harrow, Middlesex with his wife and two daughters and likes digging, walking with friends, swimming, the theatre and hedgehogs. Russell Ayto is a popular children's illustrator whose books include Quacky quack-quack! (shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award and the Smarties Book Prize), Super Sue and Super Sue at Super School. He won the Gold Smarties Award in 2003 for The Witch's Children. Before illustrating children's books, he worked for various magazines including Time Out and The Sunday Observer. Russell lives in Cornwall with his family.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-- Just because the baby eats the crumbs of bread instead of feeding them to the ducks, uncontrollable commotion breaks out. First the ducks, ``quacky quack-quack,'' are joined by the geese, ``honk! honk!'' Soon all the animals in town--donkeys, dogs, snakes, crocodiles, mice, and a lion--make their characteristic noises at maximum decibels. Even a brass band, playing as loudly as it can, is not heard over the animals' cacophony. All this changes when big brother teaches the baby to toss crumbs to the ducks. Then they joyously shout, ``Yum! Yum!'' This is a comical bit of fluff. Squiggly lined caricatures of animals strut and leap across the pages. The baby, his balloon-shaped head topped by a single hair, looks too innocent to be the cause of so much trouble. The story is told in rhyme with irregular meter. That doesn't seem to matter though, since everything about this book is a bit irregular. The slight story moves quickly. Lively pictures and verse induce eager page turning. In spite of the too-cute expressions, such as ``ducky birds,'' ``hungry birdies,'' and mice who say ``squeeky-squeeky,'' this book may become a favorite with the toddler story-time set. --Nancy Seiner, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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Book Description Simon & Schuster (Juv), 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110027927415
Book Description Simon & Schuster (Juv). Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0027927415 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1886999