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Jan 07 2013

Troggle the troll by Nick Falk and Tony Lowe

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Random House Australia, 2012. ISBN 9781742756011.
(Age: 4-6) Picture book. Troggle the troll is unhappy. He lives with his family under the bridge in a hole in the ground, and each night when dinner is about to commence, he finds something to dislike. Postman Pie and Teacher Tart just do not appeal, and so he goes hungry. His siblings and parents however tuck in. When it is his turn to catch dinner, Troggle leaves the house in some despair. Waiting under the bridge he waits for someone to venture along. When Tom is that person, he cannot capture him to take him home for tea, and the two come to a mutually harmonious solution.
This is a very cute story, full of laughs about poor old Troggle's dilemma, but equally funny when the meals are served up at his house. The luminous illustrations carry each page beautifully, reflecting what is happening in the easy to read text. And when Troggle and Tom find a happy common ground with vegetables, then the tables are turned for the meals to be served at Troggle's house.
For classes looking at meals and vegetables in particular, this will be an easy lead in to the discussion.
Fran Knight

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