Who Ate Auntie Iris?

Who Ate Auntie Iris?

by Sean Taylor
     
 

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One little chinchilla loves going to visit her Auntie Iris - but there's danger in the air at the block of flats where she lives. . . not surprising when there are bears on the first floor, crocodiles on the second floor and wolves on the third!

Then one day, Auntie Iris goes down to put out the rubbish, and she doesn't come back! Little Chinchilla is determined

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Overview

One little chinchilla loves going to visit her Auntie Iris - but there's danger in the air at the block of flats where she lives. . . not surprising when there are bears on the first floor, crocodiles on the second floor and wolves on the third!

Then one day, Auntie Iris goes down to put out the rubbish, and she doesn't come back! Little Chinchilla is determined to solve the mystery of her disappearance, even if it does mean talking to her very scary neighbours!

Created in consultation with literacy specialist, Prue Goodwin, this edition contains the complete story, re-designed to help support children who are gaining confidence in reading.

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"Playful rhyming text, zany illustrations, and a satisfying conclusion result in a hilarious read-aloud."
School Library Journal
Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Our young chinchilla narrator sometimes spends the afternoon with her favorite Auntie Iris. Her mother senses that there is some danger in the apartment house, but Iris says there is no reason to worry. On the first floor, the bear family just stares at them. On the second floor, our narrator notes a bit "TOO FRIENDLY" smile on the crocodile. There are a lot of drooling wolves on the third floor. A "For Sale" sign on the fourth floor is covered with "Sold;" they arrive safely at Auntie Iris's fifth floor apartment. But our heroine reports that "last Thursday" Iris didn't come back after taking out the rubbish. A search reveals only her hat. Had someone eaten her? No, but a nervous shiver remains as a conclusion. The sprightly text rhymes awkwardly from time to time, but is fun to read. The cartoon-y world is created with scratchy pen and black ink drawings and "scanned textures." Large pages show the neighborhood and rooms in each apartment. Much of the fun comes from small details like the crocodile's underwear hanging on a line to dry or the lion's cookbook. The expressions on the faces of the characters play a significant role in the comic melodrama. Don't miss the contrasting end pages. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847803146
Publisher:
Lincoln, Frances Limited
Publication date:
04/28/2012
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.45(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.04(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Sean Taylor is a children's author, storyteller and teacher with experience of creative writing teaching in three continents. His books include The Great Snake, Purple Class and the Skelington, Purple Class and the Flying Spider, Crocodiles Are the Best Animals of All, The Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair, Who Ate Auntie Iris and We Have Lift-Off. He lives partly in England and partly in Brazil where his wife is from.

Hannah Shaw graduated from Brighton University with a BA in Illustration. Since then she has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, but has also worked in a chocolate shop and a bead factory. Since childhood she has had a passion for writing stories and creating characters to illustrate them. She currently lives in a tiny village in Gloucestershire, U.K.

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