Polly has made her picnic and she is going down to the field to enjoy her tasty snacks. But before she knows what is happening her picnic is being shared by some very pushy and uninvited animal guests. Poor Polly! But no sooner is she quietly resting in the sun than a new picnic is being whisked into shape - this time with more than a little help from her mother - and those pesky pets.
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Richard Hamilton lives in London with his wife and two daughters. This is his second book for Bloomsbury. Sophy Williams lives in Bradford-on-Avon and this is her first picture book for Bloomsbury. She is also published by Orion Children's Books, Orchard and Random House.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 1-Polly wants only to enjoy a pleasant picnic by the river, but greedy animals have other ideas. One by one, they find each piece of food so delightful that they grab not just a bite, but everything, including the basket. Finally, the creatures examine their rude behavior and find a unique solution to replace Polly's picnic and reward her sharing-each one contributes to the preparation of a small feast. "`There's Polly's house,' the two cats cried./They found the door and burst inside./Then they measured,/mixed and baked/biscuits, sandwiches,/sausages, cakes." Williams's art reveals Polly through a haze of soft pastels, and soothing impressionistic backgrounds on full-page art neatly coincide with dialogue and narration for the fluid development of the child's tale. The single jarring note in this lovely book is the inexplicable introduction of an adult (her mother?) in the pictures without a textual reference. Despite that, the art in this book is a shared treasure for young and old.
Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX
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Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Sophy Williams (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M074756485X