Charlotte's Piggy Bank
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Charlotte's Piggy Bank

by David McKee
     
 

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Charlotte’s piggy bank is magical and promises Charlotte that if she saves enough money she will get a wish. Charlotte finds all kinds of ways to earn money for her wish, including vacuuming for her mum, and washing Mr. Grant’s car. But at the end, the piggy doesn’t let her keep her savings—he flies off with them himself!  See more details below

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Charlotte’s piggy bank is magical and promises Charlotte that if she saves enough money she will get a wish. Charlotte finds all kinds of ways to earn money for her wish, including vacuuming for her mum, and washing Mr. Grant’s car. But at the end, the piggy doesn’t let her keep her savings—he flies off with them himself!

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Kirkus Reviews
First US edition of a sketchy, surreal episode from the creator of Elmer the patchwork elephant, featuring busy, wildly canted street scenes filled with camera-wielding tourists and stage business. Young Charlotte gets a polka-dotted piggy bank that tells her that if she saves enough, she'll get a wish. She dutifully holds on to each coin she gets from dog-walking, car-washing, and selling off old toys until the bank is full-whereupon it tricks her into wishing that it had wings and flies off, commenting, "Life can be very hard." They say that virtue is its own reward, but young readers are more likely to be drawn by the art's invitation to people-watch than by this rather disagreeable lesson. (Picture book. 6-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842703311
Publisher:
Andersen Press, Limited
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,250,442
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

David McKee's first book was published in 1964. His books are now published in many languages throughout the world, and many of them have been adapted for television. He is one of the leading contemporary children's book creators.

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