The Great Balloon Hullaballoo

Written by Peter Bently

Illustrated by Mei Matsuoka

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Prize-winning author Peter Bently tells a rollickingly good story in this saga of a shopping trip with a difference. Simon the squirrel is sent down to the shops by his mother to get a few things - including cheese. But when Simon decides that the moon would provide the best cheese he takes off on a bold trip to go shopping on the moon! Ebullient rhyming couplets capture the roller-coaster shopping trip with a difference.

The Great Balloon Hullaballoo Synopsis

When Simon the squirrel's mum sends him off to the shop, Simon decides to fly to the moon in Old Uncle Somerset's hot air balloon in search of cheese. Shopping in outer space is very exciting, but proves to be a bit of a distraction...

The Great Balloon Hullaballoo Press Reviews

One of the best books of the year -- Helen Brown Daily Telegraph

A rollickingly good story Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading Books of the Year 2013

Matsuoka's illustrations are funny and fresh -- Anna Carey Irish Times

An entertaining romp through the galaxy, this offbeat, funny and unexpected picture book will delight young readers Booktrust, Books We Like

Beautiful and fun illustrations Nottingham Post

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ISBN: 9781849397605
Publication date: 04/09/2014
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849397605
Publication date: 4th September 2014
Author: Peter Bently
Illustrator: Mei Matsuoka
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About Peter Bently

A World Book Day Author 2019 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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