The fourth title in Jean Ure's acclaimed series of humorous, delightful and poignant stories written in the form of diaries and letters which make them immediately accessible to children. Jean Ure perfectly captures the lives of ordinary children -- but no child is ever ordinary, and certainly not Salvatore d'Amato -- or Sally Tomato, as he's sometimes called. He's out to get a girl and he has a plan: he's going to write some Disgusting Ditties -- one for each letter of the alphabet, and start some secret body-building, too. That way he's bound to attract someone. (But he doesn't want his sister to know his plans...) Whether it's Sal Tomato here, Mandy Small in FRUIT AND NUTCASE, Cherry in SKINNY MELON AND ME, or Becky in BECKY BANANAS, their lives, with all their ups and downs, is presented with courage, humour and tenacity. These are special children who any child can relate to and will draw inspiration and hope from their stories of their lives.
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Jean Ure went to the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and her love of ballet and theatre have inspired many of her books, not least the acclaimed A Proper Little Nooryeff. The Puppy Present, written for younger children, was shortlisted for the Children's Book Award. Jean was born in Surrey where she still lives, in a three-hundred-year-old house, with her husband and family f rescued dogs and cats. She is a vegan and is committed to animals rights.Review:
FRUIT & NUTCASE: "...this is an upbeat yet gritty story about the tenacity of love and the fact that life is never perfect." Scotland on Sunday BECKY BANANAS: "...the writing transcends any trace of heaviness." The Guardian.
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Book Description Collins, London, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. First Edition; First Printing. Spine corners lightly bumped, one corner crease inside. ; Gloss pictorial boards. Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside. ; 160 pages; Some people keep diaries but Salvatore d'Amato, or Sally Tomato as he's sometimes called, is keeping an alphabet. An alphabet of Dire and Disgusting Ditties and at two letters a week he should finish it by the end of term. By which time he hopes to have a girlfriend, his number one aim in life, after all at the age of twelve he cannot afford to wait much longer. Bookseller Inventory # 12287
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