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Funnybones: The Pet Shop

Written by Allan Ahlberg

Illustrated by Andre Amstutz, Andre Amstutz

Part of the Funnybones Series

Funnybones: The Pet Shop Synopsis

In a dark dark street There is a dark dark house . . . In this FUNNYBONES story, the big skeleton and the little skeleton are fed up with the dog skeleton and decide to swap him at the pet shop. They start off with a goldfish but soon get tired of him and swap him for a parrot - but soon they get bored of him too . . . Eventually the pet shop owner gives them a box to take home with a surprise pet inside. What do you think it will be?

Funnybones: The Pet Shop Press Reviews

Not at all scary, these creatures are fully fleshed-out and slightly goofy-looking. Bright colors contrast sharply with a midnight black background, creating a cheerful mood. Cartoonlike layout, repetitive language, and situational humor make these a good choice for beginning readers. --School Library Journal

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141378701
Publication date: 7th September 2017
Author: Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator: Andre Amstutz, Andre Amstutz
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Allan Ahlberg

Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award winning picture books as EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY POSTMAN - both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Sussex. Andre Amstutz studied art and design at Brighton School of Art and worked in animation as well as advertising. He illustrated several children's books including the Fast Fox, Slow Dog series, some of the Happy ...

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