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Mum makes lunch for baby and decides to play her drums while baby is eating. The rhythm draws the animals to the window and they spy baby's lunch. The animals creep in and baby gives them her lunch, until all that's left is a banana.
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Margaret Mahy, the iconic children's author from New Zealand who sadly died in 2012, wrote more than 200 books for children of all ages and is acknowledged to be one of the outstanding children's writers of the twentieth century. In 2006 she was presented with the Hans Christian Andersen medal, which is the highest international recognition granted to authors and illustrators of children's books. Twice winner of the Carnegie Medal, several of her books have become modern classics. Her other picture books for Frances Lincoln include: Dashing Dog, illustrated by Sarah Garland, and Down the Back of the Chair and Bubble Trouble, both illustrated by Polly Dunbar. Margaret Chamberlain is a well-respected illustrator of children's books. Her books for Frances Lincoln include Has Anyone Seen Jack?, Look Out He's Behind You, Tales from Grimm, My Two Grannies and My Two Grandads.From Kirkus Reviews:
Wonderful whimsy and delicious silliness in this read-aloud from Mahy (The Five Sisters, 1996, etc.). Mama puts her baby daughter into the blue highchair of a light-filled room, and presents her with a mouth-watering lunch: bread and honey, sweet apple slices, cheese, carrot, and lettuce. No straightforward baby story, this one: Mama then sits down at her drum kit, for beating her drums makes her feel ``at ease with the world.'' She doesn't know ``that the animals were listening at the window,'' and, ``Boom-biddy-boom- biddy-boom-boom-boom!'' Closing her eyes in ecstasy, Mama doesn't see the animals trot in. When baby drops the cheese to the floor, the cat eats it up; the bread goes to the dog with the ginger eyebrows; the lettuce to the sheep; and so on, until the whole lunch, to the accompaniment of Mama's paradiddles, is eaten, but none of it by the baby. Mama opens her eyes to the last beat, sighs, hugs and kisses her baby, and gives her a banana, ``And the baby ate it all up. Boom-biddy-boom-biddy YUM YUM YUM!'' The colors are soft, clear, and friendly, all the animals have personalities, and Mama and her child are as round, pink, and bewitching as all get out. One yummy book. (Picture book. 1-5) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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