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Mango & Bambang: Tiny Tapir Trouble

Written by Polly Faber

Illustrated by Clara Vulliamy

Part of the Mango and Bambang Series

Books of the Month - <b>May</b> Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers General Fiction

LoveReading View on Mango & Bambang: Tiny Tapir Trouble

September 2016 Book of the Month  Polly Faber and Clara Vulliamy’s Mango and Bambang stories are perfect for newly independent readers. There are four funny, entertaining stories in each collection, short enough to be read easily in one go and full of lively two colour illustrations. Tapir Bambang is a character that children will understand and immediately love: well-meaning if frequently baffled by the human world around him, he tries his best to do the right thing. Meanwhile, his best friend Mango is always there to love and take care of him because, as the stories in this volume explain, they’re real family now. Warm, reassuring, with a true innocence and charm, these are very special little stories indeed. ~ Andrea Reece

Bambang is following in the footsteps of Paddington Bear and readers will also enjoy the Harper stories by Cerrie Burnell.

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Mango & Bambang: Tiny Tapir Trouble Synopsis

When a small but mischievous tapir guest comes to stay with Mango Allsorts and Bambang in the busy city, things soon get into a rather troublesome tangle. Tiny Tapir Trouble is Book Three in this delightful series for younger readers.

Here is a trailer for the first in the series Mango & Bambang: The Not-A-Pig.

Mango & Bambang: Tiny Tapir Trouble Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Daniel Bisland, age 9 - 'This book has four stories that are related to each other. My favourite story is about chess...I really liked the pictures in this book because they were really good.'
  • Erica Motoc, age 10 - 'This book is great fun, easy to read and split into mini stories full of adventure. I really liked the tapir and I would recommend it to everyone!'
  • Annabelle Cassidy, age 8 - 'This book is a really fun book, full of excitement and laughter. I want to read the whole series!'
  • Rob, age 6 - 'A lovely book about a tapir called Bambang, and his friendship with Mango, a little girl.  I liked this book.'
  • Rob’s Mum - 'It is perfect book for a bedtime story. We have found the chapters, four in total, to be the perfect length for this activity. I would whole-heartedly recommend this lovely book to anyone.'

Mango & Bambang: Tiny Tapir Trouble Press Reviews

One of my very favourites, the delicious Mango and Bambang return in a third collection of stories, along with a rather mischievous mini tapir. The Bookseller

Reviews for the Mango & Bambang series:

Vulliamy's glorious black and white pictures and Faber's words combine perfectly [...] Each story is the perfect length for bedtime and it's an irresistible package too, all coloured page edges and foil cover. My six-year-old's book of the month. -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller

Absolutely charming collection of illustrated stories about the unexpected friendship of Mango, a little girl, and Bambang, an Asian tapir. It has a classic feel, but a very modern sensibility brave, clever, kind and adventurous [...] Gorgeously illustrated in a limited black, white and purple palette by Vulliamy, it's a modern classic in the making. Huffington Post

This book is good. So, so, utterly perfectly so. It's golden. Did You Ever Stop to Think blog

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781406373417
Publication date: 01/09/2017
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406361483
Publication date: 01/09/2016
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406361483
Publication date: 1st September 2016
Author: Polly Faber
Illustrator: Clara Vulliamy
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 144 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: Books of the Month, Reviewed by Children

About Polly Faber

Polly Faber is a children's book blogger and volunteer reading helper through the charity Beanstalk. With her family, she looks after her very own tiny free library outside their house in North London. Mango & Bambang is her first series of books for children.

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