The Tall Man and the Twelve Babies by Tom Champion, Kilmeny Niland
  

Synopsis

The Tall Man and the Twelve Babies by Tom Champion, Kilmeny Niland

In a big, big city, in a tiny, tiny apartment, lived a tall, tall man and twelve babies. All the boys were called Alistair. All the girls were called Charlene. One day the door slams shut ...with the Charlenes on one side and the Alistairs on the other. What will the tall man do?

Reviews

The text is simple, which makes this book a great length for a preschool read-aloud. The illustrations are bright and colorful, and the man's checkered pants, polka-dot shoes, and rainbow-colored curly hair add to the whimsy. The book should appeal to preschoolers

About the Author

Tom Niland Champion is a terrific new talent in the world of picture books, from a famous Australian literary family. He is the grandson of Ruth Park and D'Arcy Niland, and the son of Kilmeny Niland, with whom he originally collaborated to create The Tall Man and the Twelve Babies, now illustrated by his aunt, Deborah. His first book, Cindy-Ella, was an Australian adaptation of Cinderella. Deborah Niland is one of Australia's most loved illustrators. Her wonderful depiction of the imaginary hippo in There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake earned her the prestigious Leipzig Bronze Medal, and many of her other books have been family favourites for years.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Tom Champion, Kilmeny Niland
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Publisher

Allen & Unwin Children's Books an imprint of Allen & Unwin

Publication date

1st November 2010

ISBN

9781742371153


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