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Again! [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

Emily Gravett
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Book Description

7 Oct 2011

It's nearly Cedric the dragon's bedtime -- there's just time for his mum to read him his favourite book. Unfortunately for her, Cedric likes the story so much that he wants to hear it again . . . and again . . . and again . . . with incendiary consequences!

A typically clever and quite irresistable book from a star talent.

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Illustrated edition edition (7 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230745369
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230745360
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 26.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 251,656 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Emily Gravett was born in Brighton. She left school with few qualifications and spent 8 years living on the road (in a variety of vehicles including a truck, caravan and RAF petrol bus called Toby Diesel) before settling back in Brighton and getting a place on the BA(Hons) Illustration course at Brighton University.

Her first picture book WOLVES was published in August 2005 to great acclaim, winning the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and a clutch of other awards it marked the beginning of a stellar career creating extraordinary books for children.

Emily has also won the Best Emerging Illustrator Award at the Booktrust Early Years Awards for MONKEY AND ME and the bronze award in the 6-8 age category at the Nestle Children's Book Prize for LITTLE MOUSE'S BIG BOOK OF FEARS. In 2008 Emily was awarded the rare honour of a second CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for LITTLE MOUSE'S BIG BOOK OF FEARS.

Emily lives in Brighton with her family and their two dogs, Otto and Edith.

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About the Author

Emily Gravett is twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Bronze Award for WOLVES (978-1-4050-5362-3) and LITTLE MOUSE'S BIG BOOK OF FEARS (978-0-230-01619-4). An author/illustrator of unique talent and tremendous skill, she has a host of other award-winning and critically acclaimed books to her name, including ORANGE PEAR APPLE BEAR (978-1-4050-9022-9), MONKEY AND ME (978-0-230-01583-8), THE ODD EGG (978-0-230-53135-2) and BLUE CHAMELEON (978-0-330-51875-8). Emily lives in Brighton with her partner, daughter and the family dogs.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun for YA readers. 1 Oct 2011
By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Apart from Julia Donaldson, one author that I aways keep an eye out for is Emily Gravett, I love her sense of whimsy and the wonderful illustrations that back her style of storytelling as well as enjoying reading the titles time and again to my nephews who find something new to enjoy with each reading.

Add to this bright colours, full of movement illustrations as well as some wonderful twists and the reader really will get a blast (literally looking at the back cover) from this title as it goes to show that patience has its own virtues. Magical.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ideal bedtime story 27 April 2012
After a hard day's work you'll be tired. The last thing you'll want to do is read a bedtime story over and over and over again to your energetic kids who just won't go to sleep until you have. Well that's what this book is about.

The book starts with a child dragon who wants a bedtime story to be read to them by their mummy/daddy/guardian dragon, who obliges. Then the child dragon wants it read again. The mummy/daddy/whatever dragon reads it again, a slightly different version. Then the child dragon wants it to be read again. And so on with the parent dragon getting more and more fed up/tired and the child getting more and more frustrated resulting in chaos at the end, hence a hole in the back of the book.

So this is the ideal bedtime story because you and your child can relate to the story. And hopefully it can aid your child's understanding that parents don't have unlimited energy, especially at the end of the day, so don't necessarily want to continuously read them bedtime stories. But the book says all this in a fun way, which is why my daughters and I love it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of her best 5 Feb 2012
By rbj
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I only need to see the name Emily Gravett to know that a treat is in store. Her illustrations are captivating and the text is charming. I am so pleased with this delightful book that I have bought it not only for my own grandchildren but for my friends' grandchildren as well. This wonderful story appeals to children and grown ups alike with an extra special surprise at the end. Enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AGAIN please Granny! 30 Dec 2011
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This was bought for my 4 1/2 year old grandson. He is just beginning to read so it gave him great pleasure to be able to help me with 'again'. The story is so simple and yet captures the comfort a child gains from re reading a story again and again and again.....! What completes this book is the illustrations which give endless opportunities for discussion including the need to go to bed before Mummy and Daddy get too tired! A book that can be read AGAIN and AGAIN.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, clever book 21 April 2013
Another book shortlisted for the 2013 Greenaway medal. A young dragon sits down with mum, for a bedtime story, but wants it again and again. Mum however is tired and each time she re-reads the story it changes until she finally falls asleep. This doesn't please the young dragon, who gets so annoyed she turns red, starts fuming and ends up breathing fire, with disastrous consequences, which are evident to see!!! Very clever ending which you don't seee coming. Lovely, clear, large pictures which do complement the story very well and a story that is long enought to read to older children as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Clever and original! 28 Jan 2013
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It has a very clever and original theme but unfortunately my almost two-years old daughter doesn't have the patience to listen to the whole story properly. I believe that the fact that her native language is Greek doesn't help either. I think she doesn't get all the words in English and she get's bored.
Yet, she loves the dragon, she loves the hole at the end of the book but that is just about it at the moment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars again and again 8 Jan 2013
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This perfect for little ones and older ones alike, who'll want to hear it again and again. I love all of Emily Gravett's work, her illustrations are beautiful both the characters and the composition of every page and they are humorous too. This one is a particular favourite with my grandchildren and great nephew and a particular favourite of mine too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars lovely illustrations 5 Jan 2013
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I loved the illustrations which show Mum getting more and more weary with each new demand and the young dragon becoming more red/angry and demanding. Lots for parent and child to talk about to develop the child's understanding that adults do not have an infinite supply of energy and that they have needs too. Great for 2 to 5 year olds.

All the books in this consignment which I ordered from Amazon had been put loose in a large box with a heavy item and they had moved in transit which meant that some corners were badly bashed. The books were intended as Christmas presents for grandchildren and it was too near Christmas to have this issue resolved. Badly done, Amazon.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars what a great idea!
I just think it is a great idea. And I really like it. I think as and when my little one gets into it (has not happened yet) then she will be sleepy in no time -and I mean this in... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Romantic Realist
5.0 out of 5 stars great children's book
My grandchildren really love this book and as usual the author comes up with a winner. Great illustrations throught the book
Published 2 months ago by Susie
5.0 out of 5 stars My son's favourite book
Emily Gravett is one of our favourite authors and my 4 year old son got this book from the library originally and it was one of those he didn't want to take back so I bought his... Read more
Published 3 months ago by S. Price
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book
This is a great gift, the story is simple but very funny, and my son still loves the big burn mark and hole at the back, even though he's nearly 6!
Published 4 months ago by Becky
5.0 out of 5 stars again and again and again
What a brilliant book! The illustrations are beautiful and ever so expressive, just looking at them makes me laugh. And the story is so - well - familiar!
Published 5 months ago by R.G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book
We picked this up at the library with a load of others. This is the only memorable one of the bunch. We've read it Again and Again. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Sophie Clare
5.0 out of 5 stars A great Gravett!
The latest Emily Gravett title has been a regular purchase this year, chosen for several friends' new babies. Read more
Published 9 months ago by BB85
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book!
Wonderful book - very clever, very funny. It's a bit difficult to 'read' to little kids though, as there's little in the way of 'conventional' text - you find yourself doing a lot... Read more
Published 10 months ago by P. Haynes
1.0 out of 5 stars Not much of a story
My 3 and 5 year old boy and girl were excited to read this new book. After reading at bedtime my children have not asked for this book again and a new book is usually popular for a... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Karen Gould
5.0 out of 5 stars Again!
Lovely book, nice production quality and great illustrations! My dragon loving son is going to live it! One to keep!
Published 12 months ago by J M FLETCHER
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