Mammoth Pie by Jeanne Willis
  

Mammoth Pie

Written by Jeanne Willis
Illustrated by Tony Ross

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Can a scrawny caveman turn a giant woolly mammoth into delicious pie? Both sides gather their friends as they square up for a major confrontation. Who do you think will win? Jeanne Willis’s rhyming text charts the plotting and planning before the battle while Tony Ross’s illustrations brilliantly capture the greedy cave men and their formidable foes.

Synopsis

Mammoth Pie by Jeanne Willis

On top of a mountain there lived a fat mammoth. Down in the valley there lived a thin caveman. The caveman was hungry. He saw the mammoth and licked his lips. But a mouthwatering Mammoth Pie turns out to be more difficult to come by than the caveman could ever imagine.

Reviews

A dream team of writer and illustrator! * The Times * Another dollop of chaotic fun from the pens of Willis and Ross . . . Jeanne Willis again demonstrates her wonderful facility with words * Armadillo * Simple and expressive illustrations add to the tale told in simple words with a pleasing rhythm. There is plenty of repetition and rhyme which makes this ideal for young children just beginning to read. * Carousel * A delightful romp, beautifully complemented by Ross's expressive illustrations * Daily Telegraph * The lively rhyming text is perfect for joining in with, and Ross's comical illustrations are full of humour and personality . . . Ideal for reading out loud. * Booktrust *

About the Author

Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis was born in St Albans, Herts, in 1959. As a young girl she sought adventures though writing comic strips and books. After completing a copywriting course at Watford Art College she went on to work in advertising. Today, Jeanne is an internationally renowned, full-time writer and has published over a hundred books - ranging from picture books including The Bog Baby and Who's in the Loo?, to YA, poetry and fiction. She has won several awards, including the Children's Book Award, the Silver Smarties Prize and has also been shortlisted for the Whitbread Award.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Jeanne Willis
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Author's Website

jeannewillis.com/

Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

2nd August 2012

ISBN

9781842707579

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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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