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Full of wit and delight, this flap book gives readers the chance to create creatures that are half-cow half-pig, half-hen and half-sheep or any other kind of combination out of the 121 on offer. Familiar to all readers of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler’s animals are humorously adapted and the comic rhyming text adds to the enjoyment. A Piece of Passion from Camilla Reid - Editorial Director, Nosy Crow “Boy, this book makes me giggle! I love the weird animals you create whenyou swap their tops and bottoms – they’re like friendly heraldic beasts – andthe odd names that are made as a result: it all just tickles me! Happily, myfive-year-old shares my sense of humour and, having just started reading, sheloves to have a go at reading the strange names too.”
In his inimitable, instantly recognisable style, Axel Scheffler depicts eleven jungle animals across bright half pages, each picture accompanied by jolly descriptive rhyming verses. Flip the pages though and you can create a whole host of crazy creatures, such as the goreleon, half gorilla half chameleon, or the equally bright parrakog – half parakeet, half frog! It’s great fun and each crazy animal creation (there are over 100 possible combinations) will have children giggling. The mixed up rhymes are just as funny while spelling out the new animal names is a great way of developing reading skills. Sturdy pages and spiral binding make this easy for even the littlest to handle. Smashing! ~ Andrea Reece
What do you get if you cross a snake with a cat? It's a cake, of course! And how about a tortoise with a fish? Why, that's a tortish! A very silly but absolutely engaging book that will charm the whole family.
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2017 Mix up a jellyfish and a dolphin and what do you get? A jolphin – and a very curious creature it looks too. And a whale and a jellyfish which becomes a whellyfish is pretty odd too. Axel Scheffler’s ocean creatures start out just as they should but some fun mixing up of the split pages makes them into something very different. Enjoy 121 Flip Flap variations in this fun look at sea creatures. ~ Julia Eccleshare The Editor at Nosy Crow says: “The fifth book in this ever-popular series is just as hilarious as the ones before it. The split pages together with Axel’s animals are a winning formula that all the family will enjoy! Who knew there could be so much silliness under the sea!" Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for June 2017 Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds by Horatio Clare Adventures of John Blake, The: Mystery of the Ghost Ship by Philip Pullman Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Ocean by Axel Scheffler Maisy Goes to the Bookshop by Lucy Cousins Tender Earth by Sita Brahmachari Old Hat by Emily Gravett The Cow Who Fell to Earth by Nadia Shireen
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - August 2014 Book of the Month A very silly but absolutely compelling book that will charm the whole family and in particular young toddlers as they flip and flap the pages to their hearts content and create two animals into one on every spread. Brilliantly funny too.
With over 121 possible prehistoric creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this new Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers and ideal for dinosaur fans. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant illustrations from Axel Scheffler, simply flip the pages to create some seriously silly mixed-up dinosaurs. What do you get if you cross a mighty Tyrannosaurus rex with a fearsome Triceratops? It's a Tyrannotops, of course! And how about a giant Diplodocus with a soaring Pterodactyl? Why, that's a Diplodactyl!
What do you get if you cross a narwhal with a reindeer? It's a nardeer, of course! And how about a penguin with a beluga? Why, that's a penuga! With over 121 possible creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this new Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers and ideal for animal fans. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant illustrations from Axel Scheffler, simply flip the pages to create some seriously silly mixed-up creatures from frozen lands.
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