Claydon goes everywhere with his mother: sky-diving, skateboarding, skiing and more. He thinks it is safer but one day he decides that maybe, just maybe, life might be better not clinging to his mother's leg. This delightful new title from a star author is a hilarious yet sympathetic look at one child's growing sense of independence.
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Cressida grew up in Chelsea. She studied English Literature at Keble College, Oxford Universtiy. She then worked at Macmillan in the Fiction department. She took a BA at St Martins in graphic design and then an MA in Narrative Illustration in Brighton. She is married with one child - and another on the way!From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 2-Claydon will not let go of his mother's leg. Whether Mummy is skateboarding, playing rugby, or skydiving, he and his teddy bear are firmly attached: "It's safer here," the tot explains, his words belying the chaotic action of the bright, cartoonlike illustrations. A spectacular tumble from his mother's bicycle lands the child on his own blue tricycle, which then seems safer. He rides it quietly until the last spread, where he is seen careening down a playground slide, proving that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. This is an amusing story, but it's a bit disconcerting to see Claydon put in harm's way so frequently, and his ride down the slide might give impulsive youngsters reckless, new ideas.
Anna DeWind Walls, Milwaukee Public Library
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Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110340757248
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0340757248
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