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The Big Sneeze : Marvin and Marigold  - Mark Carthew

The Big Sneeze

Marvin and Marigold

By: Mark Carthew, Simon Prescott (Illustrator)


Published: 1st June 2016
For Ages: 3 - 6 years old
In Stock. Ships in 1-2 business days from Australia
RRP $24.99

Two mice, Marvin and Marigold, live next door to each other. When Marvin gets a cold, Marigold has to find a cure to save her mouse house. Told in Mark Carthew's classic lyrical rhyme.

About the Author

Mark Carthew is an award winning editor and author whose books and series explore the joy of wordplay, music, movement and drama. Mark's FUN, interactive & inspirational sessions for all ages & especially children K-6... hook kids into books!

His writing credits include numerous books, poetry compilations, songs and school musicals, including the award winning 48 title VoiceWorks play script series for which he is Series Editor and contributing author; also published under license with Scholastic Canada & ETA Cuisenaire USA & with Collins in the UK, this series has achieved great success with one million title sales.



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A Wonderfully Noisy PIcture Book about Friendship


from Melbourne

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

    • Special Needs
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Big Sneeze:

    The Big Sneeze is a gentle book about friendship.
    Author Mark Carthew's musical and songwriting skills are evident in the rhythm which make it an excellent read aloud or perform aloud book.
    My 6 year old test reader LOVED the escalating sounds of the sneezes as he knows that an exclamation mark means LOUDER. So it's the type of picture book that can become a family experience of reading aloud. Lots of 'noisy' words which involve beginning readers anticipating phrases.
    Well designed endpapers which get my tick for a thoughtfully constructed picture book.
    Only on a second reading did I realize that families with allergies may find this book a great discussion starter.
    The mice characters are personable in Simon Prescott's illustrations. Check out humorous details in the background. And the recipe for 'How To Cure Sneezes' and the letter sealed with a paw.
    As a primary teacher and a musician, Mark Carthew's skills with language are evident. Highly commended. My only qualm is the M mouse names like Marvin and Marigold which I'm sure will be shortened to M& M. by regular readers.

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    ISBN: 9781925059656
    ISBN-10: 1925059650
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 3 - 6 years old
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 32
    Published: 1st June 2016
    Publisher: New Frontier Publishing
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 24.8  x 1.0
    Weight (kg): 0.38