Everything must go! said the sign on the pet shop window. A platypus, terrapin and gecko are all at knock down prices. The rat with half his whiskers missing thinks he's the best bargain but what is behind that door?
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Mick Inkpen is one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world and is consistently in the top ten most borrowed authors in UK libraries. The Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have millions of readers worldwide. He has won the British Book Award twice for Lullabyhullaballoo and Penguin Small and the Children's Book Award for Threadbear. He has also been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Award three times, winning Bronze for Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear. In addition to this, Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film.From Kirkus Reviews:
With a curmudgeonly rat as his reluctant tour guide, a boy explores a pet store in which all the denizens are for sale. Exotic animals abound; the selection includes a giant tortoise, pelican, platypus, skink, koala bear, and even an anteater. While the boy shops, the little rat desperately tries to convince him that he is the best bargain. `` `Who wants a koala that doesn't like leaves?' said the rat. `Or an anteater that won't eat its ant? I'm not fussy! I'll eat . . . ANYTHING!' '' A portion of the page is missing, as if chomped by the overeager rodent. Inkpen adroitly introduces numerals 110; every animal is priced consecutively from 1 for the rat up to 10 for an entire bag of ``assorted little brown creatures,'' with the ultimate bargain a Komodo dragon for 25. Readers gain a last lesson in addition as they learn that the entire contents of the store can be had for $1.00precisely the amount in the boy's pocket. Colorful, detailed illustrations depict the creatures with realism. Humor, well-placed lift-up flaps and the antics of the rat conspire to make this thoroughly likable. (Picture book. 3-6) -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Descrizione libro Hodder Children's Books, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New Ed. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0340918179
Descrizione libro Hodder Children's Books, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110340918179