Mrs Pepperpot Learns to Swim by Alf Proysen
  

Mrs Pepperpot Learns to Swim

Written by Alf Proysen
Illustrated by Hilda Offen
Part of the Mrs Pepperpot Picture Books Series

Synopsis

Mrs Pepperpot Learns to Swim by Alf Proysen

Mrs Pepperpot has a problem - a huge problem - she shrinks! And when she shrinks she finds herself in all sorts of trouble. Mrs Pepperpot is determined to practise her swimming, so when all the village children go for a picnic in the mountains she goes to the pool in the wood. But disaster strikes - just as Mrs Pepperpot jumps into the water she shrinks! Now the pool seems as big as an ocean. Luckily there's a friendly frog nearby to rescue her and give her swimming lessons.

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The stories have that sense of magic which all the best children's stories have * Independent on Sunday * ...an engaging picture book... * Carousel * This illustrated version is just - if not more - enchanting than the original * Angels & Urchins * The paperback picture book format gives the stories an added charm... with colourful child-friendly pictures by Hilda Offen. Children must find these stories immensely reassuring and those of four and upwards will enjoy this new format. * Newbury Weekly News * Red Fox have breathed new life into this wonderful character...As well as bringing back fond childhood memories for many adults, these books will now surely capture the imagination of a new generation of young readers. * South Wales Argus *

About the Author

Alf Proysen was born in Norway in 1914. The Mrs Pepperpot books first appeared in the 1950s and were an immediate success. They have been loved by children ever since and have been translated into many different languages. Hilda Offen is a well-known picture book illustrator, who won the Smarties Prize in 1992 for Nice Work, Little Wolf. Since then she has illustrated many picture books, including Fred and Ted's Treasure Hunt. She lives in Brighton.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Alf Proysen
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Publisher

Red Fox Picture Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

3rd January 2013

ISBN

9781849418652


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