Tales from Old Ireland

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Barefoot Books, Feb 1, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 95 pages
This book features tumbling tigers, happy hippos, rumbling rhinos and more! These lively animals and other creatures will help youngsters to count from one to twelve with the clever cockatoos. A delightful companion to Stephanie Bauer's Alligator Alphabet, Counting Cockatoos also includes a colourful counting frieze.

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User Review  - Leov - LibraryThing

A lovely collection of traditional Irish tales, beautifully and simply illustrated by Niamh Sharkey, and complemented by Malachy Doyle's softly lilting Irish accent. The stories include: The children ... Read full review


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Seven briskly retold traditional tales are illustrated with dot-eyed, appealingly ingenuous figures from the illustrator of Tolstoy's Gigantic Turnip (1999). The stories' very titles are evocative: a ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Malachy Doyle is the best-selling and award-winning author of many books, from picture books to teen fiction, including the popular Amadans series, published by Orchard. Georgie and Who is Jesse Flood? for older readers are both published by Bloomsbury.

Niamh Sharkey is the illustrator of many award-winning children's books. When looking for inspiration for a new picture book, she turned to her old notebooks and sketches. "I came across a 1994 painting, RAVENOUS MONSTERS, featuring hungry, hungry animals. After much playing around with the idea, THE RAVENOUS BEAST was born." Niamh Sharkey lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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