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Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine

Written by Peter Bently

Illustrated by David Roberts

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LoveReading View on Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine

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.

Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine Synopsis

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...

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)

Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine Press Reviews

'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

 

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ISBN: 9781783441587
Publication date: 02/04/2015
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781849396349
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783441587
Publication date: 2nd April 2015
Author: Peter Bently
Illustrator: David Roberts
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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