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Belinda : Picture Puffin Series - Pamela Allen


Picture Puffin Series

Paperback Published: 2nd May 1994
ISBN: 9780140544930
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 2+ years old

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Every day Mr Farmer tends his vegetables while Mrs Farmer milks Belinda the cow. There is always plenty of warm frothy milk for the dog, the cat, the pig in his pen, for cream and for butter for Mr Farmer's bread. Then Mrs Farmer goes away for a while and Mr Farmer must milk Belinda.

About The Author

Pamela Allen is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Pamela Allen include Share Said the Rooster, Grandpa and Thomas, Brown Bread and Honey, and Daisy Allsorts.

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Bessie milks Belinda every day, while Old Tom grows vegetables; but when Bessie goes to visit her daughter, Old Tom is to do the milking. "There's a good girl," he croons, whereupon Belinda declares her intentions with "one almighty kick." She's faster than he is, and also smart enough to snatch the carrot he offers before escaping. But Old Tom is clever: Disguising himself as Bessie, he gets milk for himself as well as the family dog, cat, and pig; and the only evidence, when Bessie comes home, is mud on the hem of her dress. Allen's lively story is as succinct and neatly honed as a folktale, while her deftly designed illustrations - pen-and-watercolor figures silhouetted on clean, white pages - are splendidly witty. Plump, cheery Bessie is a fine foil for bearded, bald-topped Tom, whose slight, agile figure is amusingly repeated across the spreads, counterpointed by his rope or his flying bucket. A delightful offering from this much-honored New Zealander/Australian; perfect to share with a group. (Kirkus Reviews)

Very poor quality paperback print


Disappointed with the quality of this paperback book . The cheapest of paper for cover and pages . Buy elsewhere with hard cover .



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ISBN: 9780140544930
ISBN-10: 0140544933
Series: Picture Puffin S.
Audience: Children
For Ages: 2+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 2nd May 1994
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 20.9  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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Pamela Allen

About the Author

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.

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