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That's Good, That's Bad!

Written by Joan M. Lexau

Adventure Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers General Fiction Humorous Stories about Animals Wildlife

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This classic children’s book (first published in the 1960s) follows the ‘fortunately, unfortunately’ format, and is an example of storytelling at its very best. Tiger finds Boy sitting on a rock and demands he run to avoid being eaten. Boy explains he’s too tired to run, he’s just escaped Rhino. He recounts his narrow escapes (‘That’s good,’ says Tiger) and Rhino’s determined pursuit (‘That’s bad’) until his story concludes with a wonderful twist that will delight children. There’s an air of spontaneity and excitement that’s hard to beat and Aliki’s bold, expressive, child-like illustrations look as fresh as ever in this handsome new edition.

Andrea Reece

That's Good, That's Bad! Synopsis

A boy is sitting on a rock in the jungle when a tiger approaches him. Run! says the tiger, or I will eat you! But the boy is too tired to run and in order to avoid being eaten he tells the tiger a story.

What follows is a thrilling tale that will captivate young readers just as thoroughly as it captivated the hungry tiger. Kids will enjoy waiting breathlessly for every flip of the page as the boy tells his story involving a rhinoceros and a crocodile.

Originally published in 1963 and out of print for many years, this book by award-winning illustrator and author Aliki features fabulous vintage style illustrations.

This new edition preserves the vivid colours of the original book while introducing a new generation of young readers to a skilfully told story-within-a-story with a surprising and satisfying ending.

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ISBN: 9783791374192
Publication date: 05/03/2020
Publisher: Prestel
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9783791374192
Publication date: 5th March 2020
Author: Joan M. Lexau
Publisher: Prestel
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, General Fiction, Humorous, Animals, Wildlife
Collections: Diverse Voices - 80 Children's Books that Celebrate Difference, 40 Great Bedtime Stories for the Under 5s,

About Joan M. Lexau

JOAN M. LEXAU is an award-winning author of more than 50 children's books. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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