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Granpa nurses his granddaughter's dolls, mistakes her strawberry-flavoured pretend ice-cream for chocolate, takes her tobogganing in the snow, and falls in with her imaginary plans to captain a ship to Africa, like all good Granpa's should. It is a friendship that children who read this book will long remember.
A subtle and humorous exploration of a relationship between a touchy old grandfather and his blithely happy granddaughter-until 'Granpa can't come out to play today. . . ' Emil Award-winner.
|Publication date:||2nd January 2003|
|Publisher:||Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
John Burningham studied illustration and graphic design at the Central School of Art, graduating with distinction in 1959. Many illustration commissions followed including iconic posters for London Transport, before the publication of Borka: the Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers, John's first book for children (Cape, 1963) which won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration and heralded the beginning of an extraordinary career. John Burningham has since written and illustrated over thirty picture books, that have been translated and distributed all over the world. These feature his classic and much loved children's books including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, by Ian ...More About John Burningham
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