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Charlie Cook is reading a book about a pirate captain, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading about a knight, who is reading about a frog... From kings and queens to aliens and ghosts, there`s something for everyone in Charlie`s amazing book! Entertaining and original â another winner from the best picture book team in the world.
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JULIA DONALDSON, the 2011-13 UK Children's Laureate, is the prize-winning author of the world's most-loved picture books, fromThe GruffalotoWhat the Ladybird Heard. In addition, Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs-and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand.
CLARE MELINSKY's beautiful lino-cuts follow the style of traditional woodcuts. Over the last twenty years her illustrations have been used in books, magazines and newspapers, and include the Harry Potter covers for Bloomsbury. She lives in Scotland.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 2–A boy curls up in a cozy chair to enjoy his favorite book, whereupon readers are whisked away on a trip through different types of literature. The story assumes a book within a book format, as a turn of the page takes youngsters inside Charlie's pirate adventure. Here the layout resembles an open novel, with the title Shiver Me Timbers emblazoned across the top. A pirate digs up a treasure chest that contains–you guessed it–a book. Another page turn reveals that it is a collection of fairy tales, as Baby Bear finds Goldilocks in his bed reading his favorite story about a knight and a dragon. This pattern continues until the action returns to Charlie, still in his armchair, now surrounded by all of the characters. The spreads cleverly reflect the featured tales, and the endpapers show all of the volumes lined up on a shelf. Unfortunately, the loosely rhyming text is awkward to read aloud and the transitions often seem forced. Youngsters are ultimately left looking for more substance to accompany Scheffler's humorous, brightly colored cartoons. For a story that celebrates reading, try Michael Garland's Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook (Dutton, 2003), which deftly delivers hilarious, quirky tales.–Jill Heritage Maza, Conn Elementary, Raleigh, NC
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Book Description Macmillan Children's Books, 2006. Condition: New. Scheffler, Axel (illustrator). A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 140503470X-2-1
Book Description Macmillan Children's Books, 2006. Condition: New. Scheffler, Axel (illustrator). New. Seller Inventory # Q-140503470x