Reader Reviewed Mango & Bambang: The Not-a-Pig by Polly Faber
  

Mango & Bambang: The Not-a-Pig

Written by Polly Faber
Illustrated by Clara Vulliamy
Part of the Mango and Bambang Series

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

Bambang the tapir makes his way from the jungle to the big city where he is lucky enough to be found by Mango, a very capable little girl. Though by nature he’s rather timid, she looks after him beautifully, showing him automatic doors and ice cream and trams and other wonderful things, and even finds a pond for him to swim in. Mango and Bambang are totally charming, while Polly Faber’s writing and Clara Vulliamy’s lively images – black and white and purple only – are delightful. There’s something of Paddington about Bambang – he has the same sort of innocence and a similar potential for causing mayhem! These stories already feel like little classics, and children will love them. ~ Andrea Reece

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Becca Urquhart, age 6 - 'I really really liked the story. It was funny, exciting and adventurous.'
  • Georgia Docwra, age 10 - 'As soon as I saw this book I WANTED to read it!!!!'
  • Eliza Kinder, age 8 - 'This is a book about a little girl who is a bit lonely, and who needs company.  One day she finds a tapir, and they have adventures together.'
  • Enora Hauduc, age 7 - 'I would recommend this book for children who like problems with unusual solutions.'
  • Sabina Beinart-Smith, age 7 - 'I think Mango and Bambang was ever so funny and really good because I couldn’t get my nose out of it. I read it with my daddy and my mummy and it must be funny if my daddy laughed.'
  • Rachel Zinkin, age 8 - 'An amazing book for kids with fabulous illustrations.'
  • Emily, age 6 - 'This is an exciting and humorous story.'
  • Cassandra Butler, age 6 - 'Four lovely and easy to read stories about a little girl called Mango who befriends a pig like animal and has some adventures.'

Synopsis

Mango & Bambang: The Not-a-Pig by Polly Faber

Mango Allsorts is good at all sorts of things, not just karate and chess. Bambang is most definitely not-a-pig and is now lost in a very busy city. When the two unexpectedly meet, a friendship begins, filled with adventures, and of course, plenty of banana pancakes.

The Not-a-Pig is Book One in a brilliant series from Polly Faber and Clara Vulliamy.

Reviews

Reviews for the Mango & Bambang series:

One of my very favourites, the delicious Mango and Bambang return in a third collection of stories, along with a rather mischievous mini tapir. The Bookseller

Vulliamy's glorious black and white pictures and Faber's words combine perfectly [...] Each story is the perfect length for bedtime and it's an irresistible package too, all coloured page edges and foil cover. My six-year-old's book of the month. -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller

Absolutely charming collection of illustrated stories about the unexpected friendship of Mango, a little girl, and Bambang, an Asian tapir. It has a classic feel, but a very modern sensibility brave, clever, kind and adventurous [...] Gorgeously illustrated in a limited black, white and purple palette by Vulliamy, it's a modern classic in the making. Huffington Post

This book is good. So, so, utterly perfectly so. It's golden. Did You Ever Stop to Think blog

About the Author

Polly Faber

Polly Faber is a children's book blogger and volunteer reading helper through the charity Beanstalk. With her family, she looks after her very own tiny free library outside their house in North London. Mango & Bambang is her first series of books for children.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
144 pages
Interest Age: From 6 to 9 years

Author

Polly Faber
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Author's Website

pollyfaber.com/

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st September 2016

ISBN

9781406367140

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