Who Ate Auntie Iris?

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One little chinchilla loves going to visit Auntie Iris — but there's danger in the air at the block of flats where Auntie Iris lives. . .There are bears on the first floor, crocodiles on the second floor, wolves on the third floor. Then one day, when Auntie Iris goes down to put out the rubbish she doesn't come back! Who ate Auntie Iris? Little Chinchilla bravely goes to find out. But who are the new neighbours on the fourth floor, and could they have something to do with ...
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Overview


One little chinchilla loves going to visit Auntie Iris — but there's danger in the air at the block of flats where Auntie Iris lives. . .There are bears on the first floor, crocodiles on the second floor, wolves on the third floor. Then one day, when Auntie Iris goes down to put out the rubbish she doesn't come back! Who ate Auntie Iris? Little Chinchilla bravely goes to find out. But who are the new neighbours on the fourth floor, and could they have something to do with Auntie Iris's disappearance?
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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
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Product Details

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

Meet the Author


Sean Taylor is a children's author, storyteller, and teacher with experience teaching creative writing in three continents. His books include The Great Snake, Purple Class and the Skelington, Purple Class and the Flying Spider, Purple Class and the Half-Eaten Sweater, The Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair, Crocodiles Are the Best Animals of All, and the multi-award-winning When a Monster is Born. He divides his time between England and Brazil.

Hannah Shaw graduated from Brighton University with a BA in Illustration. Since then she has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. She currently lives in a tiny village in Gloucestershire. Her books include Evil Weasel for Jonathan Cape and Crocodiles are the Best Animals of All and The Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair with Sean Taylor for Frances Lincoln. She is also the official illustrator for Hay Festival 2011.

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