Until I Met Dudley: How Everyday Things Really Work

Until I Met Dudley: How Everyday Things Really Work

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By (author) Roger McGough, Illustrated by Chris Riddell

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  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 274mm x 4mm | 160g
  • Publication date: 25 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847803504
  • ISBN 13: 9781847803504
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 43,784

Product description

Have you ever wondered how a toaster works? Or a fridge-freezer, or a washing-up machine? In this fun-filled book of how things work, Dudley, the techno-wizard dog, provides the answers. Roger McGough's delightfully ingenious text and Chris Riddell's striking illustrations take children from the furthest realms of fantasy into the fascinating world of technology to discover the workings of familiar machines, making it an exciting book which will delight again and again. Two of the most inventive talents in children's literature, poet Roger McGough and illustrator Chris Riddell use their unique skills for entertaining and inspiring young readers to introduce them to the secrets of the technology around them. "Roger McGough's witty text offers many weird and wonderful explanations ...Chris Riddell's artwork makes the whole an imaginative feast" - Bookseller Runner-up for the English Association 4-11 Award for the Best Children's Picture Book. Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

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Roger McGough was born and brought up in Liverpool, and studied French and Geography at Hull University. A highly-acclaimed poet for children and adults, he has been awarded an OBE for his contribution to poetry. His previous titles include Bad Bad Cats, Poems about Love, and The Ring of Words. He lives in South West London, U.K. Chris Riddell was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and studied at Brighton Polytechnic, where he graduated with a first class degree in illustration. He now divides his time between illustrating children's books and working as a political cartoonist for The Economist and The Observer. His previous titles include Something Else, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties prize, The Trouble with Elephants, and Out for the Count. Riddell lives in Brighton, U.K.

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"Riddell's cartoons are lively, particularly those of the animal characters, and the factual pages are chock-full without being cluttered." - School Library Journal "Riddell's cartoons are lively, particularly those of the animal characters, and the factual pages are chock-full without being cluttered." - School Library Journal