The Big Splash

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Skunk, Fox, Raccoon, Beaver and Hare are all scared of the creature who goes Da-dump! Da-dump! Da-dump! With his fiery nostrils, great big head and hooves of thunder, it's no wonder he scares them! But eventually, with nowhere left to hide they are forced to face what they fear the most. This fun story by acclaimed author AH Benjamin is a bedtime classic, helping young children face their fears to discover it's not such a scary world after all.

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Overview

Skunk, Fox, Raccoon, Beaver and Hare are all scared of the creature who goes Da-dump! Da-dump! Da-dump! With his fiery nostrils, great big head and hooves of thunder, it's no wonder he scares them! But eventually, with nowhere left to hide they are forced to face what they fear the most. This fun story by acclaimed author AH Benjamin is a bedtime classic, helping young children face their fears to discover it's not such a scary world after all.

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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
2014-03-17
Cartoonish animals, repetitive phrases and fast-paced suspense make for a story that toddlers and their slightly older siblings can enjoy together. Five different woodland animals are interrupted from such activities as "enjoying a nibble" and "storing food" by the same loud noise: "Da-Dump! Da-Dump! Da-Dump! The ground shook and shuddered, trees trembled, rocks rattled….It was a terrible noise!" Each animal dashes away from home, and on each successive page, readers see the growing procession of runaways, until all five—Hare, Beaver, Skunk, Raccoon and Fox—are backed against a wall of rocks. The huge, noise-making beast—Buffalo—arrives on the scene, and a delicious, surprising ending comes with a lesson that young children are just starting to learn: "It was scary at first!" the animals shout. "But fun afterwards!" The artwork clearly supports the text, with wide-eyed, active animals comically portrayed against simple, colorful backgrounds. Such touches as Skunk's penchant for "frolicking in a flower field to freshen herself up" keep the tone light. Even when the five friends are backed into a corner, with the shadow of the "HUGE, shaggy creature" upon them, the humor throughout both text and illustrations keeps young readers reassured that all will be well. Read it aloud a few times, and younger voices will soon join in. (foldout splash scene [not seen]) (Picture book. 2-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781909428324
  • Publisher: Digital Leaf Limited
  • Publication date: 5/20/2014
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

AH Benjamin has been writing children's books since 1987 and has had several books published by Little Tiger Press.

Jon is an illustrator and writer living in Sheffield, England with his wife, daughter and 2 very odd cats.

Jon has worked in the video games industry for 8 years so is very at home with illustrating for digital books which has come in handy.

To date Jon has illustrated 4 published books, 3 of them for Walker Books and 1 for Digital Leaf. They include Mum's Cronky Car and Kitten Kid Where Are You?

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