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Avocado Baby (Mini Treasure) [Paperback]

John Burningham
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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4 Mar 1999 Mini Treasure
MINI TREASURES: delightful mini picture books to treasure for ever. AVOCADO BABY When the weedy Hargraves have another baby, they're concerned that it's going to be just as weak and pathetic as them. Then one they feed it avocados. . .

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Red Fox; New Ed edition (4 Mar 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099400022
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099400028
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 10.6 x 13.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 275,155 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Burningham is one of the most prestigious and well-loved illustrators working in the children's book field today. Trained at the Central School of Art, his first picture book, Borka was published in 1963. He has won the Kate Greenaway Award twice for Borka and Mr Gumpy's Outing, and has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning over 45 years.

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"Amusing for adults, impressive for toddlers" (Observer)

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The Hargraves want their new baby to grow up big and strong. But the puny mite will hardly eat a thing. One day Mrs Hargraves finds an avocado in the fruit bowl and the baby gobbles it up. Soon, the strangest things start to happen...

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Mrs. Hargraves baby wouldn't eat and was growing quite weak until it was suggested by one of the children that they try some avocado pear. Like Popeye and spinach the results are miraculous. Nothing better than when the bullies end up in the park pond. My two and five year old laugh hysterically---even better I could read it again and again.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best children's books EVER. 10 Jan 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
At the age of 21 with no children, I still had to buy this book! It had me laughing out loud, and I believe it will go on to be a classic like "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". I'm training as a teacher of 3 to 8 year olds next year, and I think this book will be very handy!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Ever 15 Aug 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
We read this to our 4 year-old and he's still asking for it at age 9! A delightful & memorable story.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Avocado Baby 27 April 2008
Format:Paperback
This is just a fantastic book! I remember reading it when I was a little girl and now find myself reading it to the children in my class. A great book to encourage healthy eating - and also as a bit of fun for the children (and you!) Would highly recommend.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, buy the Avocado Baby 8 Dec 2006
By noodle
Format:Paperback
My mum would read this book to me when I was very little and I loved it so much. I also really loved avocados :) It's funny, beautifully illustrated and little kids will love it. If there's a larger version available then I would get that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In my top 5 books for kids ever 5 April 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
All John Burningham's books are great, but there is something about this that is really special. The illustrations are gorgeous, capturing the expression of a sturdy little baby perfectly. There is something deliciously funny about this baby, and lovely moments where both bullies and burglars get their comeuppance at the hands of Avocado Baby. It is the perfect length for a bedtime story. It is also a good gift for older siblings with a new baby in the family. If you enjoy this then read some more of Burningham's books. He is a genius. We also love Courtney and of course Mr Gumpy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read 12 Nov 2010
Format:Paperback
I purchased this book for a school project for my 7 year old son. He loves the story, as does my 4 year old daughter.
Would recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book 21 April 2010
Format:Paperback
This was my sister's favourite book when we were children and so when I realised it was still available I had to get a copy for my little girl. It didn't disappoint!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book - great review
Published 10 days ago by Mr. Paul Sheridan
5.0 out of 5 stars Fussy eaters!
Super little book to encourage any parents, probably most parents, with a child who is difficult to feed. You are not alone!!!!!
Published 1 month ago by HEATHER FEATHER
5.0 out of 5 stars So pleased this is still available
Avocado Baby is one of our all time favorites! with nieces and nephews coming along now we wanted to share John Burningham stories with them and found Avocado Baby was still... Read more
Published 1 month ago by vf
5.0 out of 5 stars Gratuitous violence for healthy eating babies...
And why not? Little baby takes charge when bullies wreak havoc. His secret weapon? Avocados. Like Popeye he uses the healthy green stuff to kick righteous bottom.
Published 2 months ago by Frank Coles
5.0 out of 5 stars Fond childhood memories
This is one of the earliest books I remember from my childhood, and I hadn't read it since I was about 5 years old, so was very happy to find that it hadn't lost it's charm when I... Read more
Published 4 months ago by S. Middleton
5.0 out of 5 stars Kids book
I love this book, bought it for grandson, hoping it would encourage him to try different foods.
Can't say it made a difference to his eating habits, but we both enjoyed it!
Published 6 months ago by Sue Jacob
4.0 out of 5 stars nice little book
I got this book for my son as he said he enjoyed it when it was read at school in used condition but it was fine value
Published 8 months ago by tracy moran
5.0 out of 5 stars total classic
bought for a friends child who loves avocados - he loves it
my son love the bit when the baby throws the bullies into the pond
Published 10 months ago by rachey
5.0 out of 5 stars Avocado baby
This is a nice simple story. I used it with a group of mothers and under 5's. Nice pictures. Arrived promptly.
Published 11 months ago by Jan
1.0 out of 5 stars Burglars, bullies and weak family members????
Not sure a story about burglars and bullies is something I would wish to read to a baby - bought as a present but I did not give it to them as I did not find it a nice story at... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Nicola
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