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Oink! (Hardback)

Illustrated by Elliot, David

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A comical story about a very busy bath.

ISBN 9781776572144
Published 1 April 2019 by Gecko Press
Format Hardback
In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781776572144
ISBN-10 1776572149
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Publication Date 1 April 2019
International Publication Date 1 March 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Elliot, David
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Animal Stories
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 246mm
Height: 187mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 292g
Interest Age 4-9 years
Reading Age 4-9 years
Library of Congress Animals, Stories without words, Pigs, Swine, Baths
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code NZBA23

Description of this Book

A comical story about a very busy bath. Pig is having a lovely bath. In come Sheep, Cow, Horse . . . . They are very noisy! Pig finds a way to make them go away. Oink!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Can four animals share a bathtub? Not if the pig protagonist, who utters a satisfied 'Oink! upon spotting the empty, large, white, claw-foot tub, has anything to say about it. No sooner is the pig in the water than: 'Knock! Knock!' A sheep in a frilly pink skirt enters: 'Maaa?' Is this a polite request to enter the bath? The pig doesn't answer but looks unhappy as the sheep climbs in and proceeds to splash. Another 'Knock! Knock!' and a large, horned bovine wearing a shower cap and long yellow trunks appears. The bovine says 'Moo?'; the sheep answers 'Maaa!'; the pig just glowers. How could things get worse? Well, a donkey in another outlandish bathing costume shows up with a 'Hee haw?' Soon the animal companions are talking up a storm, save for the poor pig--but in a completely wordless spread, the tables turn. With a few expressive pencil lines emanating from the water, Elliot finds a way for the pig to regain privacy. The surprised and then disgusted looks on the other animals' faces, their accusatory animal-sound questions, and then their huffy departures tell the story perfectly. The soft pencil-and-watercolor drawings are masterful in their simple details, and kids will enjoy telling the tale themselves, intoning the animal sounds in different ways to heighten the drama of the story. Told only in animal dialect and sound effects but with brilliant visual details, this story will become a bathtime favorite. --starred, Kirkus Reviews --Journal
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

David Elliot is one of New Zealand's leading children's book illustrators. He has won many awards including the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award and the Russell Clark Award for Illustration at the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults for Snark. Elliot has an international reputation, and has illustrated for Brian Jacques' Redwall and Castaways series, for U.S. authors T.A. Barron and Jeffrey Kluger, and John Flanagan's bestselling Ranger's Apprentice series. His picture book Henry's Map was chosen by School Library Journal for its Best Books 2013. Elliot was born in Ashburton and lives in Dunedin.

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