Chris Riddell Platypus

ISBN 13: 9780140567779

Platypus

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Platypus decides it's the perfect day to go collecting. He finds a big rock, an old shoe and a broken umbrella, but none of these are quite what he's looking for. Then he finds a curly shell - just right! But it keeps going missing from his special box. The 'thief' turns out to be a little hermit crab living inside the shell so Platypus takes it back to the sea where it belongs. Luckily there are plenty of unoccupied shells for Platypus to collect - and keep.

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Determined to find the perfect item to complete his special collection (which includes, among other things, an old blue sneaker, a Popsicle stick, a bottle cap, and an acorn), little Platypus sets off to the beach. "He didn't know quite what he was looking for, but he was sure he'd know it when he saw it." After hemming and hawing over various treasures--seaweed, a big rock, a deflated beach ball--Platypus finds exactly the right thing: a lovely curly seashell. Unfortunately, what our funny little hero doesn't know (and what sharp-eyed readers might figure out sooner than he) is that the shell is currently occupied.

Young readers in a collecting phase of their own will enjoy watching Platypus's bewilderment as his prize item keeps sneaking out at night and creeping back to the beach. Chris Riddell's cute watercolors and cheerful story will please platypuses and humans alike. (Ages 3 to 6) --Emilie Coulter

About the Author:

Chris Riddell was a student of Raymond Briggs at Brighton. He now works in a range of areas of illustration, including political cartoons. He has illustrated many children's books, texts by other writers as well as his own. Something Else (text by Kathryn Cave) won the 1997 UNESCO Prize and was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize and the Greenaway Medal. Castle Diary (text by Richard Platt) was shortlisted for last year's Greenaway Medal. Chris lives in Brighton.

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