Down the Back of the Chair

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Frances Lincoln Limited, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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When Dad loses his car keys, toddler Mary suspects that they have ended up down the back of the chair, so Dad begins to search. But what an odd assortment of objects are living down the back of the chair! This lively, eccentric poem is a visual explosion of fun and imagination, featuring dragons, pirates, treasure, lions, elephants, and much more. But what will a troubled father win from down the back of the chair?

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This is a story of a poor family who needs to work but cant find the keys to the car, the car that is old and slow. The illustrations on the very first page show a bird with the keys in its mouth. The ... Read full review

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The stressful times in the beginning can be relatable to some children. The rhyming and excitement of the later pages would be fun to read as a child I think. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Margaret Mahy (1936-2012) wrote more than 200 books for children of all ages and is acknowledged to be one of the outstanding children's writers of the 20th century. In 2006 she was presented with the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the highest international recognition granted to authors and illustrators of children's books. The author of Dashing Dog and Bubble Trouble, she passed away in 2013. Polly Dunbar started illustrating when she was 16 and has a degree in illustration from the University of Brighton. The illustrator of Measuring Angels, Looking After Louis, and Bubble Trouble, she lives in Brighton, U.K.

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