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

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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.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 208 x 274 x 4mm | 160g
  • Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 1847803504
  • 9781847803504
  • 39,561

About Roger McGough

Chris Riddell was born in Liverpool and is a highly-acclaimed writer and illustrator of children's books. He has been shortlisted twice for the Kate Greenaway Award. He is also a cartoonist for The Observer. He lives in Brighton. Roger McGough is a highly-acclaimed and much-loved poet and writer, and has been awarded an OBE for his contribution to poetry. His many titles include Bad Bad Cats, winner of the 1998 Signal Poetry Award and The Ring of Words, which was shortlisted for the BBC Blue Peter Book Award 2001. To visit Roger McGough's website clickhereshow more

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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 Journalshow more

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