Dad's Bug Bear by Peter Dixon
  

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Shortlisted for the ‘Early Years – Best New Illustrator Award’ and what wonderful illustrations they are and complemented brilliantly by the hilarious storyline of dad, who hates animals and a child who loves them and persuades him to go to the zoo with riotous consequences!!

Synopsis

Dad's Bug Bear by Peter Dixon

Dad hates pets. So a family trip to the zoo is not his idea of fun. When they arrive - disaster! Two African elephants have broken down the walls and all the animals have escaped. Dad insists on rushing home to make sure no run away animals go anywhere near their house. But when they get back, there is something very nasty on their doorstep...

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The busily beautiful and energetic illustrations of this humorous story will capture the interest and imagination of most children ... A fabulous and fun-filled story that will extend most children's descriptive vocabulary -- Martine Horvath Early Years Educator A book to read over and over again. Highly recommended, especially for young animal lovers and grumpy dads -- Sarah Webb Inis An enjoyable picture book with a nice, lyrical stuyle to the writing and with lots of humour in both the text and the lively collage illustrations The School Librarian

About the Author

Peter Dixon was a Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education for twenty years before becoming a full time writer, painter and performer in 1995. He has published several poetry collections for children including Grow Your Own Poems (Thomas Nelson); Lost Property Box, Grand Prix and most recently Penguin in Fridge (2001) (all Macmillan). He is a seasoned performer on the schools network and has performed at both the Edinburgh and Cheltenham Festivals. He lives in Winchester.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5

Author

Peter Dixon
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Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication date

3rd August 2006

ISBN

9780099472926

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