The Great Balloon Hullaballoo

The Great Balloon Hullaballoo

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When Simon the squirrel's mum sends him off to the shop, Simon decides to fly to the moon in Old Uncle Somerset's hot air balloon in search of cheese. Shopping in outer space is very exciting, but proves to be a bit of a distraction..."One of the best books of the year". (Helen Brown, Daily Telegraph). "Funny and fresh". (Anna Carey, Irish Times).show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 268 x 270 x 4mm | 240g
  • Andersen Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1849397600
  • 9781849397605
  • 40,766

About Peter Bently

Since graduating from Kingston College of Art in 2004 Mei Matsuoka has been much in demand as an illustrator. Her illustrations for a short story won first prize in a UNESCO sponsored competition, which she travelled to Japan to collect in 2005. Mei was on the final longlist of candidates nominated as Best New Illustrators, and is one of the UK's most exciting newcomers to children's books. Peter Bently was born in Tidworth and attended Balliol College, Oxford, where he studied for a BA Hons in Modern Languages. He has two young children and now lives in Devon. He has also written several other award-winning picture books, including A Lark in the Ark (Egmont), Shark in the Dark (Macmillan) and Cats Ahoy!, which won the Roald Dahl Funny more

Review quote

"One of the best books of the year" -- Helen Brown Daily Telegraph "A rollickingly good story" Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading Books of the Year 2013 "Matsuoka's illustrations are funny and fresh" -- Anna Carey Irish Times "An entertaining romp through the galaxy, this offbeat, funny and unexpected picture book will delight young readers" Booktrust, 'Books We Like' "Beautiful and fun illustrations" Nottingham Postshow more

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"Beautiful and fun illustrations"show more

Rating details

83 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 12% (10)
4 42% (35)
3 33% (27)
2 11% (9)
1 2% (2)
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