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Burnt Toast on Davenport Street School & Library Binding – Oct 2001


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  • School & Library Binding: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval (Oct. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 061335494X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0613354943
  • Product Dimensions: 27.5 x 21.1 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,733,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The story of a dog couple, Arthur and Stella Crandell. Arthur keeps burning the toast, so when an annoying fly tells Arthur he will grant him three wishes if he puts down the fly swatter, Arthur wishes for a new toaster, and two other things. For ages 4 to 8. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Hardcover
Now I love burnt toast & its smell brings back all sorts of memories! Tim Egan has created a funny & telling little story of a couple of dogs in their happy &, well, almost dull lives. The only fly in the ointment is the gang of crocodiles who jeer & taunt them as they take their stroll around their neighborhood.
With delightful pictures & a tongue-in-cheek humor, Tim Egan, once again, gives us a charming, instructional parable on the old saying: be careful what you wish for! Do check out my full review & many other great children's books.
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By Evgeny Boyarov on 21 April 2014
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I bought this book for my eldest son and he loves it. In fact we both enjoy the quirky humour. One of the most imaginative, easy to read and clever children's books I've ever come across.
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By A Customer on 22 Oct. 1998
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One of those rare books which is just as much fun for the adult reading it as it is for the child listening. The story is simple and entertaining, but the language, the characterisation and the illustrations are full of beautifully understated surrealist wit.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Tasty Toast! 19 May 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
"Burnt Toast on Davenport Street" has become a mantra in our house! This wacky book which we originally took out of the public library (and didn't want to return) has become an all time family favorite for it's droll sense of humor, vivid illustrations, and rather bizarre plot. My seven year old insists on a reading every night before bed. We do have a toaster that frequently misbehaves especially for "Dad" so that might be part of the charm but...You have to read this if you are between the ages of 5 and 11! Not since "Yucka, Drucka, Droni" has a book so captured our imagination.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
WHAT A WONDFUL, QUIRKY BOOK. LOVE THIS ONE! 29 Oct. 2006
By D. Blankenship - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is probably one of the most original works I have had the pleasure of reading in some time now. It is just down right quirky! For some reason I was instantly able to identify with Arthur Crandell and his world. I have read this particular work to several of my third grade classes and it keeps them absolutely enthralled during the whole reading. The author is certainly blessed with a strange and wonderful imagination and it comes out in this droll text and even more droll illustrations, which, by the way, are absolutely a delight. The colors and situations are very, very detailed and yet simple. If you care to find out just how detailed they are, have a pack of third graders go over each picture with you pointing this and that out! The story moral is quite simple...be careful for what you wish for, you might just get it, is classic. This is certainly one you need to find and add to your library. I highly recommend this one.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Burnt Toast on Davenport Street is delicious! 25 Mar. 2001
By Rebecca Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Now I love burnt toast & its smell brings back all sorts of memories! Tim Egan has created a funny & telling little story of a couple of dogs in their happy &, well, almost dull lives. The only fly in the ointment is the gang of crocodiles who jeer & taunt them as they take their stroll around their neighborhood.
With delightful pictures & a tongue-in-cheek humor, Tim Egan, once again, gives us a charming, instructional parable on the old saying: be careful what you wish for!....END
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Be careful what you wish for!! 4 May 2001
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Arthur and Stella Crandall are two dogs who have a quiet, happy life. "Almost perfect, but not quite." Two things keep their lives from being completely perfect: one is that Arthur continually burns the toast in the morning and two are the 5 mean alligators that hang about on the street corner and continually taunt him and Stella on their morning walk.
Well, life goes on as usual (the sun rises, the toast burns, and all is well) until one day a fly buzzes through the window. Arthur raises his flyswatter to smack the thing when the fly cries out "Wait!" Turns out, the fly is a magic fly and in return for Arthur not swatting him, the fly will grant three wishes. "'Oh come on,' says Arthur, `that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard." At the fly's insistence, Arthur comes up with three ridiculous wishes: a new toaster, for the crocodiles to turn into squirrels and for him and his wife to be magically transported to a beautiful island where the natives sing and dance all day long.
Arthur, of course, doesn't believe any of this until some time later when he comes into the kitchen to find a squirrel running about and his toaster missing. What's more odd are the five new, shiny toasters sitting on the street corner where the crocs used to be. How odd!! However, that's nothing compared to what happens when he and Stella wake up on a lush, tropical island with the odd natives offering them fresh fruit from a silver platter!! Good grief, his wishes DID come true!!
Mr. Egan has written and illustrated a very amusing tale for story savvy children. Arthur's sarcastic comments to the "magic fly" will delight children who have grown up with (and possibly grown tired of) the old spare-me-and-I'll-grant-you-three-wishes fables. The pictures are big, bold and beautiful, drawing the reader right into the story (a note tacked to the fridge with a magnet reads "bones, milk"). Turning the page and finding Arthur and Stella on a tropical island while still in their bed adds the perfect, hilarious and surreal touch to this wonderful story. Highly recommended!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Burnt Toast on Davenport Street-- by: Tim Egan 12 Mar. 2003
By Ashley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is truely original, and I do not think that there will be another like it. Arthur and Stella Crandall are two dogs that live a very simple life. One thing that is very familiar about their life is that every morning while Arthur is making breakfast, he burns the toast. One day, a magic fly flies in and promises to grant Arthur three wishes in turn that Arthur does not [swat] him. Arthur, not believing the fly, makes wishes that come into his head, and he doesn't really think about them. The wishes end up coming true, and you will never believe what happens to Arthur and Stella unless you read the book. My favorite character was Stella. I would recommend this imaginative story to anyone.
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