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Marvin Wanted MORE! (Bloomsbury Paperbacks)
 
 

Marvin Wanted MORE! (Bloomsbury Paperbacks) [Kindle Edition]

Joseph Theobald
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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'My favourite book of the year...A quirky tale with gorgeously humorous illustrations, this is a marvellous first book.' Jane Simmons 'simple and bold illustrations enhance this hilarious picture book.' Waterstone's Books Quarterly

Book Description

Marvin wants to be bigger than all the other sheep, so he eats and eats and EATS. But no matter how much he eats, Marvin wants MORE!

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 62590 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens; 1 edition (8 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AO4WFLY
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #164,018 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Joseph lives mostly in France in an old farmhouse which he restores during the summer months. Over the winter months he travels around the world living and working in wonderful and exotic places, occasionally settling down for long enough to write and illustrate a picture book. He speaks English, French and Spanish and is good at fixing things such as wooden boats and old stone houses.
He studied Illustration at Falmouth college of Arts and his first book 'Marvin wanted MORE!' is a winner of the Macmillan Prize for children's book illustrations. Both Marvin books are now sold around the world in many different languages.


Praise for Marvin Wanted MORE!

'Theobald makes a promising debut here. Working in stylized shapes and lines and using a bright, limited palette, he creates ostensibly serene, deadpan renderings that make Marvin's creature-feature metamorphosis all the funnier. Theobald understands his audience's taste for expulsive humor. ("Baaaaaa!" says Marvin, as he spews the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and other landmarks) to restore the natural order'
-Publishers Weekly

'My favorite book of the year...A quirky tale with gorgeously humorous illustrations, this is a marvelous first book. Joseph Theobalds simple and bold illustrations enhance this hilarious picture book.'
-Waterstone's Books Quarterly

'A delightful choice for storytimes, with enough hilarity to pull in older children.
-Schools Library Journal

'A masterpiece... a great first book from a very talented newcomer'
-Jane Simmons, creator of Come on, Daisy




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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
We had never read this book before with, or without our little boy who is now two and a half - so, imagine our surprise when we turned the page to find the "drastic action" as per the synopsis above! We laughed out loud - all three of us! A real pleasure to read the first time, and EVERY time. Buy this book and you won't regret it! ........ Just off to look up more by this author / illustrator!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By shiles
Format:Hardcover
This book is simply sublime! its cute, witty, and most of all has a secret message inside - self improvement can go to far!
It is also about a sheep, the worlds best animal! Keep up the good work, Joseph!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A guaranteed winner! 9 July 2005
Format:Paperback
There are many books that my 18-month-old daughter has forced me to read again and again but this is the only book in her extensive library that we both enjoy as much now, if not more, than we did the first time. It's funny, different, cute and superbly illustrated. A must for ANY bookshelf!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 8 Dec 2009
Format:Paperback
This is an essential addition to any child's library - it's sharp and funny - an antidote to all the soppy children's stories out there. Plus, the illustrations are colourful and fun - my two year old daughter can now identify the Statue of Liberty thanks to this book! It's one of the few children's books that I don't mind reading over and over.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cracking read 1 Jun 2009
Format:Paperback
[[ASIN:0747564817 Marvin Wanted More (Bloomsbury Paperbacks)]
This is a great book which my daughter loves me to read to her again and again. the pictures are very well drawn and I highly reccomend it to anyone waivering.
The other book by the same autor is good too _ Marvin gets mad.
I can't wait for the next installment.
Chrsitian
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious 15 Jan 2008
Format:Paperback
My daughter and I love this book, especially as her favourite word is more! Just like Marvin! Wonderful story and beautiful illustrations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
I bought this for my one year old daughter a few months back. She absolutely loves it and I read it at least 25 times a day. She is reguarly spotted crawling towards us now holding this book which get's thrown on my lap and then up she climbs. The pictures are great which they love. If you want a first book this is a good one although on first glance the story may seem rather strange, however for a book you have to read 25 times a day, it's not too long!
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Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
A pity this book is now out of print. It is a wonderful book much loved by my grandchildren.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars You're getting too big
Love this book, very funny, any the furry front cover is a bonus
Published 2 days ago by Dr. S. R. Lane
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story, but too expensive
My son's,age 6 and 7 really enjoyed this book and the 7 year old read it to us. Beautifully illustrated and very funny, but not very long for the price.
Published 16 days ago by K. Cunningham
1.0 out of 5 stars Condition
This product was received in very bad condition - not fit for any child to use. In such an awaful condition. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Ms S Rehal
5.0 out of 5 stars Kids laughed out loud
Marvin doesn't like being smaller than the other sheep so he eats until he's bigger than them. The only problem is, Marvin doesn't know when to stop! Very good picture book.
Published 14 months ago by Carol M
4.0 out of 5 stars good book
My kids love this. Lovely story and pictures and good message about being content with who you are. Though a tiny bit far fetched...
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars It is great I'm going to read this book more often
I really liked the colour of the background, it surprised me, I found this book funny but I would of liked it more if it was longer
Published 15 months ago by Ned Brown - 6 years old
1.0 out of 5 stars Just awful
Awful awful book! Unimaginative dribble that I would be ashamed to ask my daughter to endure. I am sorry I spent 99p on this.
Published 15 months ago by Myopicmidget
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny
Great book, and funny. Lots to see and talk about with little ones. I didn't realise it was a board book until it arrived; obviously didn't read the description properly, but my 4... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mrs. D. A. Ruffell
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book!
I love this book, and although I did not realise at the time, it came with an audio cd, fantastic!
Published 17 months ago by Louise Wilkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars The funniest book ever!
This book is just fantastic! I am going to study Primary Ed at Uni and one of my interview required me to bring a children's story, and a Teacher friend recommended this as she had... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Emilia Bradshaw
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