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May 12 2008

The pumpkin eater from Pondicherry by Bruce Atherton and Ben Redlich

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Lothian Children's Books. Hachette Livre, 2008
(Age 5+) The humour in this wacky picture book will appeal to children and adults alike and it is a great book to read aloud. When a monster, who loves to eat pumpkins, raids the veggie garden, it is time to do something about it!

Bruce Atherton's rhyming story is lots of fun and finishes with an explosive fart. Ben Redlich's drawings are truly imaginative and add to the humour.

This would be a good book for emerging readers who would enjoy the poetry and rhythm of the story. Older reluctant readers should get a kick out the illustrations and shortness of the tale.
Pat Pledger

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