Mrs Hippo's Pizza Parlour

Mrs Hippo's Pizza Parlour

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Description

Business is poor at Mrs Hippo's Pizza Parlour. William and Mrs Hippo are worried, but when accident-prone Ellie Bear comes to play with William, she takes all their attention! Mrs Hippo decides to take the youngsters to the beach, where William writes "Mrs Hippo's Pizzas Are The Best!" in the sand. That night there is a long queue outside the pizza parlour, and Mrs Hippo and William have to work hard to keep up with demand..."The I Am Reading" series provides just the right balance of challenge and support for newly independent readers. Large, easy-to-read type, satisfying stories by top writers and cheerful full-colour pictures help children make the transition from picture books to chapter books. Each book includes a bookmark flap, tips for beginner readers and either short, numbered chapters or two short stories.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Mixed media product | 48 pages
  • 149 x 210 x 5mm | 138g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • full colour artwork illustrations
  • 0753414864
  • 9780753414866
  • 1,367,026

About Vivian French

Vivian French is a world-renowned children's author and storyteller who has extensive experience of young children through her work in playgroups, drama workshops and theatre. She has had tremendous success in writing for this age group, with bestselling titles such as Hedgehogs Don't Eat Hamburgers and Guinea Pigs on the Go - also illustrated by Clive Scruton. She regularly visits schools in the UK and tours often with Book Trust Scotland's Readiscovery Bus. Vivian French lives in Edinburgh. Clive Scruton is a successful picture book artist whose titles include Sidney the Monster by David Wood (Walker), It's a Go to the Park Day by Vivian French (Walker) and A Goodnight Kind of Feeling by Tony Bradman (HarperCollins). He was also the illustrator of Guinea Pigs on the Go (see above). Clive Scruton lives in East Grinstead, West Sussex.show more

Review quote

Children's LiteratureWith fewer pictures, longer paragraphs, and short chapters, this book builds confidence in a child's ability to read a story. The vocabulary is simple, yet stimulating. Children's LiteratureEach features large, well-spaced type and entertaining stories with bright illustrations. These books were indeed designed with the young reader in mind. Children's Literature With fewer pictures, longer paragraphs, and short chapters, this book builds confidence in a child's ability to read a story. The vocabulary is simple, yet stimulating. Children's Literature Each features large, well-spaced type and entertaining stories with bright illustrations. These books were indeed designed with the young reader in mind. Nicole Peterson - Children's Literature William Hippo was celebrating his birthday on Sunday, but money was tight since his mother's pizza parlor was empty, and he knew that he probably would not be able to have the bicycle he wanted. This book in the "I Am Reading" series is a little bit more advanced than others in the series. This book is a "chapter book" (very short chapters with numbered pages). With fewer pictures, longer paragraphs, and short chapters, this book builds confidence in a child's ability to read a story. The vocabulary is simple, yet stimulating. The last page of the story contains "Strategies for Independent Readers." This is a set of ideas such as predicting what the book will be about, asking questions about important ideas in the story, or evaluating the book. These strategies should help the independent reader to better understand the book and gain more confidence in reading abilities. 2004 (orig. 1999), Houghton Mifflin Company/Kingfisher, Ages 6 to 8. Children's Literature If no one comes to buy pizza at Mrs. Hippo's Pizza Parlor then the family would not have any money to go shopping...and if there was no shopping that meant no bicycle for William's birthday. William sets out to discover where everyone is eating and why no one is buying pizza anymore. His adventure finally takes him to the beach. Discover how William saves the family business and has the best birthday ever. This is one of several "I Am Reading" books. Each features large, well-spaced type and entertaining stories with bright illustrations. These books were indeed designed with the young reader in mind. 2000, Kingfisher, Ages 6 to 9, $3.95. Reviewer: Sharon Tolle--"Children'sLiterature"show more

Rating details

9 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 33% (3)
4 11% (1)
3 33% (3)
2 22% (2)
1 0% (0)
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