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A lively, read-aloud romp finds a group of children, dogs, a cat, and a gaggle of geese enjoying their summery Saturday morning even though things do not go quite as planned.
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Margaret Mahy qualified as a librarian and has had various appointments in children's libraries. She still visits schools and libraries and is apt to don a green wig - she describes herself as "a bit of an exhibitionist". Her books have been published in many languages. She has won the Carnegie Medal twice - for THE HAUNTING and THE CHANGEOVER - and the New Zealand Esther Glenn Award five times. Selina Young is a widely published illustrator and, like Margaret Mahy, she lives in New Zealand.From Publishers Weekly:
With bustling watercolors and catchy cadences borrowed from "This is the way we wash our clothes," New Zealanders Mahy (Boom, Baby, Boom, Boom!) and Young (Adam Pig's Everything Fun Book) offer a buoyant story of a walk to the seaside that takes some unexpected turns. The multiethnic party consists of four children and an adult, plus two dogs. The canines get up to high jinks as they chase first a cat, then a boy on a "rattly" bike ("Chasing things is what dogs like/ On a summery Saturday morning"). But the dogs outdo themselves when they go after an unamused family of geese. The children and their caregiver try to catch the dogs but get mired on the beach, a problem deliciously described as: "The mud begins its guggliwugs,/ Its guggliwugs, its guggliwugs./ Our sandals slide like slugliwugs/ On a summery Saturday morning." Young's happy-go-lucky full-bleed cartoons build up to a carnival-like commotion, bouncing with comic discombobulation even as they hint at the panoramic expanse of the landscape. Full of fun, on any morning. Ages 2-6.
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