Beware the Mighty Bitey

Beware the Mighty Bitey

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Deep in the jungle, in the still waters of the Nippy Pool, listening, lurking, waiting, live the Mighty Bitey Piranhas! Mouse, Goat, and Bear are on their way to Cougar's party and offer to play some music for them, but the Mighty Bitey have other, more scrumptious things on their minds!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 257 x 267 x 13mm | 476g
  • West Sussex, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 1848863616
  • 9781848863613
  • 3,084,763

Review quote

"Musicians Mouse, Goat, and Bear can get to Cougar's party only by traveling over a rope bridge that increasingly and perilously 'sways and frays and slips and dips.'

As each animal makes its way across the bridge, Mouse strumming a ukulele, Goat beating a drum, and Bear playing a tuba, the rope frays further. They are not just afraid of a dunking: The Mighty Bitey Piranhas are waiting below. They sing: 'We are the Mighty Bitey, / BEWARE our razor teeth! / snick, snack, click, clack, / zzzzzzzzzzz!' Will they get lucky and have a feast? The deeply colored rainforest illustrations with the characters' heavy, black, sketchy lines were done digitally and look ready for animation. The lantern-jawed piranhas with their many teeth are fearsome and funny at the same time (one has a napkin and knife and fork at the ready). Just as only 'a single twisting twine' is left holding the bridge together, a butterfly's tiny weight upsets everything. The dangerous fish get ready for their lunch--but a surprise turn of events creates quite a different meal. With a little nod to 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff, ' this original tale with its repetitive action and lively text will get kids involved in read-aloud sessions.

The musicians live to play at the party, but some kids may feel a little sorry for those charismatic piranhas."--Kirkus Reviews

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50 ratings
3.02 out of 5 stars
5 6% (3)
4 20% (10)
3 46% (23)
2 26% (13)
1 2% (1)
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