Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine by Peter Bently

Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine

Written by Peter Bently
Illustrated by David Roberts

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April 2014 Book of the Month A delightfully dotty flock of sheep have fun flying, by the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize! Lambert, Eunice, Marty, Mabs and the rest are happily skipping about on their luscious green hillside when something ZOOMs overhead. Being bold, they are soon off on an amazing airborne adventure in some spectacular flying machines. They face terrible danger and potential catastrophe before returning quietly home.

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. In this fun rhyming tale, a family of sheep get into a flying machine and accidentally start it. Many adventures follow, as they travel to a variety countries of, including India, Tibet and Egypt. A quirkily illustrated story with extremely engaging characters. (Ages 2–5)
~ The Good Book Guide


Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine by Peter Bently

A wonderfully stylish rip-roaring pastiche from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner, Peter Bently, and creator of Dirty Bertie, David Roberts.

The sheep on the hillside were munching away, Much as they always did, day after day, When suddenly something went zoom! overhead. Let's go and see what it is! they all said. And so begins a ripping, round-the-world adventure as the sheep take to skies in a magnificent yellow flying machine.


'Stylish and funny with a fantastic read-aloud text' The Bookseller

'A total pleasure' Independent on Sunday

'Bently's award-winning chaotic humour is perfectly matched by David Roberts
eccentric and beautifully detailed illustrations' Daily Mail

'Illustrator David Roberts blends caricature and an elegant style to suit both the silliness and the 1920s setting' Sunday Times

About the Author

Peter Bently

Peter Bently 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 with his wife, Lucy, and children, Theo and Tara, in Totnes, Devon (which has its very own excellent medieval castle).

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

3rd April 2014




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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.

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