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Bumping and Bouncing [Board book]

By Alison Lester

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Format: Hardback, 16 pages
Other Information: chiefly col. Illustrations
Published In: Australia, 10 July 2008
'Bouncing in the barrow. Swinging through the sky. Rattling in the trolley. Swaying up so high. Bumping in the pusher. Splashing with our feet. Riding on the pony. Speeding down the street.' Outings to the garden, the supermarket, the pond, the farm...Alison Lester explores all the the active things a little person loves to do.

About the Author

Alison Lester is the well-known creator of many popular and award-winning children's books, many of which reflect her own country childhood. The Snow Pony was shortlisted for both YABBA and KOALA awards, reflecting its popularity with young readers of horse stories. The Quicksand Pony was shortlisted for the National Children's Award, Festival Awards for Literature in 1998, and in 1999 was the winner of the WA Young Readers Book Awards. Her picture book Are We There Yet? was the winner of the 2005 CBC Book of the Year - Picture Book award.

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ea. vol: illus. by author. unpaged. Viking. 1989. BD $3.50. LC number unavailable. PreS-- While Lester's soft-edged pastel illustrations sometimes have a whimsical (and often naughty) quality when depicting children at play, they are not strong enough to save the series' bland texts. ``Baby is happy,/ Baby is sad,/Baby is good,/ Baby is bad'' is just a sample of the inane verse found in these four toddler titles. All of the illustrations are double-page spreads done in muted colors; each spread is bordered by very small drawings that relate back to the main picture, but most of the objects in these petite drawings are too small for or will be unfamiliar to toddlers. This series represents the kind of books that adults often pick up and say, ``How sweet,'' and then find themselves searching for a less boring alternative. --Louise M. Zuckerman, formerly at San Francisco Public Library

EAN: 9781741755114
ISBN: 1741755115
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions: 14.48 x 13.46 x 1.02 centimetres (0.06 kg)
Age Range: 2-4 years
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