The Great Dog Bottom Swap by Peter Bently & Mei Matsuoka
  

The Great Dog Bottom Swap

Written by Peter Bently & Mei Matsuoka

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Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Book Prize 2009

A rollicking canine caper, that’s quite frankly barking mad but is sure to appeal to the quirkier side of human nature. Little kids will find it hysterical whilst some parents will try to keep a stiff upper lip whilst reading but fail completely in their efforts. With wonderful rhyming text, each and every word rolls off the tongue almost seamlessly and together with wacky illustrations of every shape of dog; small, large, fat and thin, you and your child can’t fail to be caught up in this rollicking read.

Synopsis

The Great Dog Bottom Swap by Peter Bently & Mei Matsuoka

The day has arrived for the Dogs' Summer Ball. It's so high class in fact, that each dog must remove their bottom before they are allowed inside the hall. But in the middle of all the frivolity something unexpected happens and the dogs have to make a hasty exit... with or without the correct bottom!

Reviews

Big, clever, funny. * The Sunday Telegraph * It's maybe my all time favourite kids

* Dawn O'Porter * Unmissable! * Bookseller's Choice, The Bookseller * It's illustrated with beautiful simplicity, written with verve - and is like nothing else you'll read this year. -- Benjamin Secher * The Daily Telegraph * Clever and inventive... great fun from an author with a superb sense of humour... this is a hilarious picture book for slightly older children and a great book to read aloud. * Northern Ireland Homes & Lifestyle *

About the Author

Peter Bently & Mei Matsuoka

Peter Bently (pictured) went to ten different schools around the world and studied languages at Oxford University. He started writing for children soon after becoming a parent and now lives in Devon, close to the moors and the sea, with his wife, Lucy and their children Theo (alias King Jack) and Tara.

Mei Matsuoka on Mei Matsuoka:

I am half English half Japanese
I love music
I graduated from Kingston University with a BA Hons in Illustration.
I do animation
I like tortoises
I wear toe socks
I enjoy old films
I collect hats
I go snowboarding
I'm learning philosophy

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Peter Bently & Mei Matsuoka
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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

6th August 2009

ISBN

9781842709887

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Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo 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.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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