The Baby That Roared!

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Nosy Crow, 2015 - Forest animals - 32 pages
Mr. and Mrs. Deer would love a baby, and one day they find a little antlered bundle on the doorstep. Mrs. Deer thinks their wish has come true; Mr. Deer thinks that the baby is very, very peculiar.When the baby won't stop roaring, they ask advice from family and friends but it takes wise old Granny Bear to spot the problem: the baby's not a baby - it's a little monster. A very greedy little monster at that ...and why have all their friends mysteriously disappeared?Hilarious and quirky story bringing together two popular picture book themes for children and adults alike: monsters and new babies. Full of appealing animals characters with a surprise at the end - slightly revolting for maximum child appeal!

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User Review  - maureene87 - LibraryThing

What a marvelously weird little book. I really thought I knew where it was going at one point, and then it completely surprised me, which is nice! Nonetheless, I didn’t totally love it–a little too quirky, maybe? Not sure. Regardless, it’s a fun book and I think would make a great readaloud. Read full review


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Some parents are blind to the faults of their beloved babies.Mr. and Mrs. Deer are desperate for a baby to love and cuddle and read stories to. One morning they find a roaring bundle on their doorstep ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Simon Puttock had a peripatetic childhood (New Zealand, Trinidad, Australia, England, Barbados plus stopovers a-go-go), which seems to have induced in the adult version a tendency to sit tight. But he lives in Edinburgh, so there are mountains of things to see and do on his doorstep - almost literally in the case of mountains themselves. He studied English Literature at Newcastle University, which has come in handy for him not so much as a writer as as a reader (fantastically clumsy but legitimate use of a double 'as'). Simon has written several books before, including Miss Fox and the Goat and Donkey books, and hopes to write many more - though not too many, he says: 'just the right number... whatever that may turn out to be.'

Nadia Shireen studied law and worked as a music journalist before following what she always felt to be her distiny through an MA in children's book illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Although The Baby That Roared is only her second picture book, her work is already achieving critical acclaim. Nadia lives in London with her husband.

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