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Oct 30 2014

Oh dear, what can the matter be? by P. Crumble

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Ill. by Simon Williams. Scholastic, 2014. ISBN 9781743622377
For readers from 4-6 years of age. P. Crumble's back again with an Aussie take on an old song - Oh dear, what can the matter be? Instead of old ladies locked in the lavatory, the author's set this story on the farm. With a count down from ten old ducks, through nine cranky bulls, eight plump chooks, seven blind mice down to one big elephant squashed in a limousine, this is another amusing rhyming story from a popular author.
Simon William's bright, humorous illustrations capture the young readers' interest, take the time to look at the six bulldog whirlwinds biting their fleas and the two fun flies skating on the jelly.
There's more fun for the readers, as they can sing along with Jay Laga'aia's bonus CD recording!
Rhyllis Bignell

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