It is the beginning of just another ordinary day, as the first rays of sunlight slide under Amanda′s door. But this is no ordinary day - lions, firefighters, giant eggs, feasts and magic frogs await Amanda today!
A feast for every child′s imagination.
About the Author
Rod Clement works as an illustrator, caricaturist, and cartoonist for several Australian newspapers. He is the illustrator of Edwina the Emu, by Sheena Knowles, and has written and illustrated many books for young readers, including Counting on Frank, Just Another Ordinary Day, and Grandpa's Teeth. Mr. Clement lives in Sydney, Australia.
Tongue so firmly in cheek that it may take a surgical procedure to get it out, an Australian cartoonist puts wild spins on the events of young Amanda's "typical" day, as she rises to her alarm (a shiftless genie whaling on a gong), catches a ride to school with an elderly (in fact, a dinosaur) neighbor, listens to the tentacled, three-eyed new girl tell stories of her home "in a land far far away," and, later that evening, cuddles up with a book and her huge "cat," a lion named Fluffy. The text's casual, poker-faced tone contrasts deliciously with the array of monsters in cleverly skewed surroundings, all rendered with loving attention to detail. Inspired silliness. (Kirkus Reviews)
For Ages: 6 - 9 years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 26th February 1997
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.8 x 21.5 x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.15