Until I Met Dudley
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Until I Met Dudley : How Everyday Things Really Work

By (author) Roger McGough , Illustrated by Chris Riddell

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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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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 208 x 274 x 4mm | 160g
  • 25 Sep 2012
  • Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
  • London
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 1847803504
  • 9781847803504
  • 42,966

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ROGER McGOUGH is a highly-acclaimed and much-loved poet and writer, and has been awarded an OBE for his contribution to poetry. CHRIS RIDDELL is an accomplished artist and political cartoonist for the Observer and he has illustrated several picture books for younger children. He has won many awards for his work, including the Smarties Prize and the rare honour of two Kate Greenaway Medals. Chris lives in Brighton.

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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

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