Down by the Cool of the Pool
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Down by the Cool of the Pool

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From the creators of the hugely popular Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus comes some poolside fun that will keep your child's attention unitl it's time to say goodnight! Join sprightly Frog and his energetic farmyard friends frolicking down by the cool of the pool - flipping and flopping, splishing and splashing in the watery wonderland. In the latest edition of a much-loved book, animal-fans everywhere will enjoy this watery romp - with its read-aloud rhyming text and exuberant illustrations and lots of noises for joining in this is a sure-fire winner from the popular duo, Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees, illustrator of the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance - for pure clap-along, dance-along fun. Celebrating 15 years in print - come and copy the animals and join in the fun of reading with excellent rhyme and rhythm and bright bold illustrations! A book you will keep coming back to.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 236 x 290 x 8mm | 240.4g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • ORCHARD BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated edition
  • 1841210986
  • 9781841210988
  • 24,365

Review quote

The lively language and rhythm of this tale makes this a great choice for reading aloud The federation of Children's Book Groups A lot of fun to read, underpinned with some serious language work Child Education A bouncy rhyming text with plenty of action and opportunities for joining in Times Educational Supplementshow more

About Tony Mitton

Highly-respected poet Tony Mitton has written many titles for children, including the picture books illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees: Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus!, Down by the Cool of the Pool, Spookyrumpus (winner of the Sheffield Book Prize, the Dundee Book Award and the Portsmouth Book Award) and Jolly Olly Octopus among many others. In 2014 Tony won the prestigious CLPE Poetry Award for his retelling of Wayland. Tony spends his time writing, giving poetry performances and visiting primary schools. Tony lives in Cambridge. Guy Parker-Rees exuberant and energetic illustrations have made him a household name and one of today's bestselling children's illustrators. Notable successes include Giraffes Can't Dance - written by Giles Andreae, a worldwide besteller, and Richard & Judy children's book choice, Spookyrumpus, winner of the Sheffield, Dundee and Portsmouth book awards, and the highly acclaimed All Afloat on Noah's Boat. Guy lives in Brighton with his wife and three sons.show more

Rating details

882 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 41% (360)
4 31% (277)
3 22% (195)
2 4% (39)
1 1% (11)

Our customer reviews

Got this from the library and have had to read it every night to my 2 y.o. So I'm buying my own copy!! Book has a great story line and then becomes all calm and peaceful towards the end of the story, which sets my toddler up for sleep.show more
by Rosie Lever
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