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    DescriptionMINI TREASURES: delightful mini picture books to treasure for ever. AVOCADO BABY When the weedy Hargraves have another baby, they're concerned that it's going to be just as weak and pathetic as them. Then one they feed it avocados...


 

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    Title
    Avocado Baby
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Burningham, Illustrated by John Burningham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 102 mm
    Height: 134 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 41 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099400028
    ISBN 10: 0099400022
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: EY, PIB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: YBC
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AC
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    BIC children’s book marketing category: B3M79
    Libri: B-131
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22100
    BISAC V2.8: JUV000000
    BIC subject category V2: 5AC
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YBC
    Illustrations note
    32
    Publisher
    Random House Children's Publishers UK
    Imprint name
    RED FOX
    Publication date
    09 March 1999
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Burningham is one of the most prestigious and well-loved illustrators working in the children's book field today. Trained at the Central School of Art, his first picture book, Borka was published in 1963. He has won the Kate Greenaway Award twice for Borka and Mr Gumpy's Outing, and has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning over 45 years.
    Review quote
    "Amusing for adults, impressive for toddlers" Observer
    Review text
    A scant 350 words tell matter-of-factly about the Hargraves baby, who is born into a very weak family but grows superstrong once its mother begins feeding it mashed avocado. One night it chases away a burglar. Next day Mr. Hargraves puts a BEWARE OF THE BABY sign on the gate. Soon the baby is moving furniture and pushing the car when it won't start. In the final three-spread sequence, two bullies hassle the older Hargraves children and the baby jumps out of its stroller and throws them into the pond. With mediocre illustrations such a conceit might be as weak as the Hargraves - but Burningham's cartoons, as expertly ingenuous as the words, bring out all the kinetic humor of the situation while maintaining the tone of the text. (Kirkus Reviews)