Simp is a small, fat, ugly dog who nobody loves. She tries to find food and somebody to care for but is pushed aside by everyone. It is not until Simp comes across a circus that her journey becomes one of excitement and adventure.
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What child could resist Simp, the small, fat ugly little dog who nobody wants? Unable to find a home for her, her owner dumps her near a rubbish tip but even the rats ask her to move on. Simp finally stumbles upon a circus and is taken in by a clown. But the clown has his problems too as his act, firing a rubber ball from a cannon, is becoming boring. The ringmaster gives him one last chance to improve and Simp sees exactly how she can help. She curls up inside the cannon in place of the balland when the cannon is fired ‘WHOOOSH!' out comes Simp giving the clown quite a surprise and delighting the crowds. Suddenly the clown and Simp are celebrities and Simp has a happy home and someone to love her at last.
As ever, John Burningham's attention to detail in the text and dramatic and colourful illustrations create a compelling whole which is doubtless why the book has had so many years' success. Simp will continue to win the hearts of children who will love the story's exciting climax and enjoy the satisfaction of seeing both Simp and her friend the clown helping each other out and Living happily together. (Ages 4 and over) --Alison JardineAbout the Author:
John Burningham is one of the most prestigious and well-loved illustrators working in the children's book field today. Trained at the Central School of Art, his first picture book, Borka was published in 1963. He has won the Kate Greenaway Award twice for Borka and Mr Gumpy's Outing, and has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning 50 years.
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Book Description Puffin Books, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0004607138
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