The Whopper by Rebecca Ashdown
  

The Whopper

Written by Rebecca Ashdown
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RRP £11.99

Synopsis

The Whopper by Rebecca Ashdown

A humorous, quirky story about a little boy who tells a lie, only to be followed around by his guilt in the form of The Whopper, a hungry and persistent monster. As Percy's guilt grows, so does The Whopper, until finally... The Whopper EATS Percy! It is only when The Whopper threatens to eat Percy's little brother, too, that Percy finally speaks out. An appealing and warm-hearted story about a little lie that turns into a big monster.

Reviews

This is an intuitive read about how lying feels. The monster is a little weird but the emotions the tale invoked were surprisingly strong, and I felt sorry for Percy. I liked the way the Whopper grew, and how uncomfortable it made Percy, so eventually the truth came out and he felt heaps better, a fine lesson for readers of all ages to learn. I can well remember how awful I felt when I lied as a child - it is all consuming. Truth is best! -- Jessica Pitcairn * Nayu's Reading Corner * Ashdown's deceptively simple drawings on closer look reveal lovely detail around the edges. She has a knack for drawing adorable pets readers might like to adopt right off the page. The Whopper itself, though less lovable, makes a big impression while not overstaying his disruptive turn in the story. It's not easy to make the moral case for always telling the truth without sounding preachy, but this monster book does it by simply sticking to the story and keeping it fun. (Picture book. 3-7) * Kirkus Reviews, US *

About the Author

Rebecca was born in Chichester, West Sussex and lived right by the sea for most of her childhood. As the youngest in a family of five, she grew up in a house full of healthy neglect, which enabled her (and her siblings) to spend a LOT of time either getting into scrapes or making things! When she wasn't playing on the beach, she chose (mostly) to do the latter. Drawing and writing was a real passion. She's sure having that creative freedom as a child gave her permission to do much the same in adulthood. Playing is important!

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Rebecca Ashdown
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Publisher

Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st July 2015

ISBN

9781783702671


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