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The Gargling Gorilla

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The Gargling Gorilla by Margaret Mahy
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Our six year old loves this book. Its easy for her to read by herself. Some more advanced words for her vocabulary. A fabulous Margaret Mahy book.

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Three short zany stories, all featuring weird and wonderful animals with illustrations by Tony Ross.

The Gargling Gorilla, The Runaway Reptiles and The Dog Magician - three hilarious stories in one volume from an award-winning author with a wicked sense of humour. The Gargling Gorilla is a perfext text for confident young readers, with its accumulative storyline, use of repetition and alliteration and humour.

Tim is animal-sitting for a neighbour who tells him which animal has which food and where it is kept. So, for example, 'The cat likes cat snacks and the cat-snack pack is in the tall cupboard. The tall cupboard is beside the fridge, and the fridge is over there on the other side of the sink. However, when the vulture sees the cat being fed, he will get a little peckish. SO the vulture chunks are inside the fridge…' etc. After a long list of instructions Tim finally hears 'and the gorilla is in the cupboard under the sink.' Tim is hugely inventive and manages to feed all the animals successfully without disturbing the gorilla. When the animal-owner comes home, he discovers that there is no gorilla under the sink - just a griller to toast his sarnies with. The real gorilla was out for the evening!

This, and the other two stories, will have young readers chortling with laughter and Tony Ross's illustrations enhance the text perfectly.

Author Biography

Margaret Mahy was born in New Zealand and has loved telling stories all her life. She is acknowledged all over the world as one of the outstanding children's writers of today, and has published over 200 titles. Twice winner of the Carnegie Medal (The Haunting, 1982, and The Changeover, 1984), several of her titles have become modern classics. Other major awards include The Order of New Zealand, for her contribution to children's literature, and the Hans Christian Andersen medal, which is the highest international recognition granted to authors and illustrators of children's books. Margaret lives in the South Island of New Zealand, in a house which she partially built herself, overlooking Governor's Bay.
Release date NZ
August 4th, 2003
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Contributor
Illustrated by Tony Ross
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
30 b/w illus
Imprint
HarperCollins
Interest Age
From 7 to 9 years
Pages
80
Dimensions
129x198x4
ISBN-13
9780007148400
Product ID
1641015

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