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Avocado Baby by John Burningham
Book DescriptionMINI TREASURES: delightful mini picture books to treasure for ever. AVOCADO BABY When the weedy Hargraves have another baby, they're concerned that it's going to be just as weak and pathetic as them. Then one they feed it avocados...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099400028
(138mm x 106mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Red Fox
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 4-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In a first-time creative pairing, two of the world's most treasured picture book creators offer a truly delightful book for new-siblings-to-be that combines a warm, timeless story with illustrations both freshly enchanting and wonderfully nostalgic. Full color.
US Kirkus Review » A scant 350 words tell matter-of-factly about the Hargraves baby, who is born into a very weak family but grows superstrong once its mother begins feeding it mashed avocado. One night it chases away a burglar. Next day Mr. Hargraves puts a BEWARE OF THE BABY sign on the gate. Soon the baby is moving furniture and pushing the car when it won't start. In the final three-spread sequence, two bullies hassle the older Hargraves children and the baby jumps out of its stroller and throws them into the pond. With mediocre illustrations such a conceit might be as weak as the Hargraves - but Burningham's cartoons, as expertly ingenuous as the words, bring out all the kinetic humor of the situation while maintaining the tone of the text. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - John Burningham
John Burningham is one of the most prestigious and well-loved illustrators working in the children's book field today. Trained at the Central School of Art, his first picture book, Borka was published in 1963. He has won the Kate Greenaway Award twice for Borka and Mr Gumpy's Outing, and has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning over 45 years.
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