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Mr McGee and the Biting Flea : Big Book - Pamela Allen

Mr McGee and the Biting Flea

Big Book


Published: 2nd July 1999
For Ages: 4+ years old
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'Mr McGee went out to play, down to the beach one windy day,' the story begins. His happy mood is spoilt when he is bitten by a flea, a flea that he can't get rid of. The only solution is to take off all his clothes and jump into the sea because of course, fleas don't like the sea. Mr McGee and the flea are finally separated and the flea moves on to the hair of a dog instead. The pictures tell the story as well as the text.

About The Author

Pamela Allen was born in New Zealand where she studied art and became a secondary school teacher. She began illustrating books when her younger child started school. She won the Australian Picture Book of the Year Award two years running - for Who Sank The Boat? and Bertie And The Bear. Pamela lives in Sydney.


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Rhythmic, fun and enjoyable

By Jacs

from Adelaide

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Well Written


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      Fun to read, my son loves it.

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      Pamela Allen

      Pamela Allen is a phenomenon in the world of children's literature. For almost thirty years her picture books have enchanted generations of children in Australia and overseas and many of her titles have won prestigious awards and commendations. She has earned classic status through the enduring popularity of her stories with the very young.

      Pamela's books are full of the music of language; they are 'fragments of theatre', designed to be read aloud and shared between an adult and a child. Eight of Pamela's titles were adapted for the stage by Patch Theatre Company, an Grandpa and Thomas won the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award: Early Childhood and The Potato People was named an Honour Book in the same category in 2003, and Grandpa and Thomas and the Green Umbrella was shortlisted for the same award in 2007, as was Shhh! Little Mouse in 2008. Is Your Grandmother a Goanna? won a 2008 Speech Pathology of Australia Book of the Year Award, as did Our Daft Dog Danny in 2010.

      Visit Pamela Allen's Booktopia Author Page

      ISBN: 9780140564198
      ISBN-10: 0140564195
      Series: Picture Puffin S.
      Audience: Children
      For Ages: 4+ years old
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 32
      Published: 2nd July 1999
      Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 20.2  x 0.3
      Weight (kg): 22.4
      Edition Number: 1