The Great Balloon Hullaballoo
Written by Peter Bently
Illustrated by Mei Matsuoka
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Prize-winning author Peter Bently tells a rollickingly good story in this saga of a shopping trip with a difference. Simon the squirrel is sent down to the shops by his mother to get a few things - including cheese. But when Simon decides that the moon would provide the best cheese he takes off on a bold trip to go shopping on the moon! Ebullient rhyming couplets capture the roller-coaster shopping trip with a difference.
The Great Balloon Hullaballoo by Peter Bently
When Simon the squirrel's mum sends him off to the shop, Simon decides to fly to the moon in Old Uncle Somerset's hot air balloon in search of cheese. Shopping in outer space is very exciting, but proves to be a bit of a distraction...
One of the best books of the year -- Helen Brown Daily Telegraph
A rollickingly good story Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading Books of the Year 2013
Matsuoka's illustrations are funny and fresh -- Anna Carey Irish Times
An entertaining romp through the galaxy, this offbeat, funny and unexpected picture book will delight young readers Booktrust, Books We Like
Beautiful and fun illustrations Nottingham Post
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Andersen Press Ltd
4th September 2014
Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press
Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.
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