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Mum's Cronky Car

Written by Anita Pouroulis

Illustrated by Jon Lycett-Smith

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LoveReading View on Mum's Cronky Car

Unloved and unappreciated, Mum’s Cronky Car is on the verge of being scrapped and abandoned.

Then one morning, on the school-run, the Cronk is living
 up to his name being overtaken by a disability scooter! Then out
 of nowhere he does something he’s never done before, something unbelievable. And from that moment on he’s the family favourite and their adventures are just beginning…

Each of the author's launch titles - Pancake Pandemonium, My Monster Mayhem, Mum's Cronky Car and Oh, What A Tangle - have been brilliantly illustrated by a different artist and the result in each one is a riot of colour and comic flair as the kids take on Mums, Dads, and a few messy monsters, and pancakes, clothes and even cars come flying off the page.  There's even some scary stuff in My Monster Mayhem.


Mum's Cronky Car Synopsis

A young girl and her brother nearly die with embarrassment every time their Mum drives them to school in her old ‘Cronky’ car. Then one day, the ‘Cronk’ does something unbelievable and their adventures together begin.

Mum's Cronky Car Press Reviews

'All four books [Pancake Pandemonium, My Monster Mayhem, Mum's Cronky Car and Oh, What A Tangle] are all written by Anita Pouroulis] are a visual and storytime treat... they are absolutely wonderful and in parts I laughed out loud.' Sunday Times

‘Mum’s Cronky Car! Is a modern Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang for the suburbs.’ Gez Walsh, poet and radio presenter

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ISBN: 9780957308701
Publication date: 31/10/2012
Publisher: Digital Leaf
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780957308701
Publication date: 31st October 2012
Author: Anita Pouroulis
Illustrator: Jon Lycett-Smith
Publisher: Digital Leaf
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers

About Anita Pouroulis

Anita Pouroulis was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1969.  She grew up there, the eldest of three siblings.  After finishing school she couldn’t decide whether to study art or education… and chose the education route!  She completed a Bachelor Degree in Primary Education at the University of the Witwatersrand, continuing to draw and paint in her spare time.  Anita worked as a primary school teacher for many years, both in South Africa and in the U.K. While teaching, she developed a passion for children’s books and read every single book ...

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