Baby That Roared

Simon Puttock, illustrated by Nadia Shireen
AUD $14.99
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Mr and Mrs Deer would love to have a baby, and one day their wish comes true: they find a little antlered bundle on their doorstep. But things are not as they seem, and some dear little babies turn out to be monsters. A paperback edition with a new look, foiled cover and a free audio reading.

Mr and Mrs Deer would love to have a baby, and one day their wish comes true: they find a little antlered bundle on their doorstep. The baby keeps roaring, so they ask for advice from family and friends, who sent them off to fetch what they think the baby needs. But it's very peculiar, because each time Mr and Mrs Deer come back from their errands, someone has gone missing. It takes a wise Granny to burp the baby and spot the problem: the baby's not a baby. It's a little monster!

This paperback edition comes with a free audio reading featuring music and using children's voices - accessible anywhere and anytime you're connected to the internet by scanning a QR code on your smartphone or tablet.

Author bio:

Simon Puttock had a peripatetic childhood (New Zealand, Trinidad, Australia, England, Barbados plus stopovers a-go-go), which seems to have induced in the adult version a tendency to sit tight. But he lives in Edinburgh, so there are mountains of things to see and do on his doorstep - almost literally in the case of mountains themselves. He studied English Literature at Newcastle University, which has come in handy for him not so much as a writer as as a reader (fantastically clumsy but legitimate use of a double 'as'). Simon has written several books before, including Miss Fox and the Goat and Donkey books, and hopes to write many more - though not too many, he says: 'just the right number... whatever that may turn out to be.'

Nadia Shireen studied law and worked as a music journalist before following what she always felt to be her distiny through an MA in children's book illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Although The Baby That Roared is only her second picture book, her work is already achieving critical acclaim. Nadia lives in London with her husband.

Category: Picture books
ISBN: 9780857636546
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Imprint: Nosy Crow
Pub Date: April 2016
Page Extent: 32
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Picture books

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