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Great Balloon Hullaballoo

Written by Peter Bently

Illustrated by Mei Matsuoka

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One of our Books of the Year 2013 of 2013 & September 2013 Book of the Month     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.

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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...

Another rip-roaring romp from the creators of The Great Dog Bottom Swap, written by Roald Dahl Funny Prize Winner, Peter Bently. A funny read-aloud story in rhyming text, with colourful and lively illustrations.

Great Balloon Hullaballoo Press Reviews

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

Matsuoka’s distinctive style of illustration perfectly complements Bently’s wicked humour.’
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ISBN: 9781849395601
Publication date: 05/07/2012
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849395601
Publication date: 5th July 2012
Author: Peter Bently
Illustrator: Mei Matsuoka
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Recommendations: Books of the Month, 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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