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The Day Louis Got Eaten [Hardcover]

John Fardell
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Book Description

4 Aug 2011

When Louis gets eaten up by a Gulper, his big sister Sarah knows she has to act fast, and sets off in hot pursuit. But rescuing a boy from a Gulper's tummy isn't so simple - especially when other strange and

scary creatures are looking for their dinner too. . .

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Andersen (4 Aug 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849390150
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849390156
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 28.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 514,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Fardell is an expert at adapting comic book techniques to the picture book...appeal from infants to teens." (Clive Barnes Books for Keeps)

"Inventive and useful at different levels. Great to read at story times with noises, or one-to-one, scrutinising the illustrations." (Peters Bookselling Services, Book of the Week)

"Fantastic monster names and a plucky heroine make this a real winner of a tale." (TBK Magazine, Book of the Month)

"Truly amusing, strange, gripping and entertaining." (Early Years Educator)

"The ultimate book of cliff-hangers. Very funny and page-turning with clear and colourful illustrations and enough detail to fascinate the most curious child." (Armadillo Magazine)

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Winner of the Scottish Children's Book Award. Another funny, wild and inventive adventure from John Fardell, 'One of our cleverest writer-illustrators .' Telegraph Children's Books of the Year

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from John Fardell 28 Aug 2011
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I first starting reading John Fardell's Maddie the Baddie to my grandson Jude when he was only three. Three years on it remains his favourite bedtime reading. The lovely illustrations are so profuse and diligently executed that even now we spot previously unnoticed material. The Day Lewis Got Eaten had us both in fits of laughter from the word go. From the laconic "unfortunately Louis got eaten ..." to, and beyond, the point where he is eaten five or six more times it is another example of this fine author and illustrator's supremacy in writing for both children and adults who love to read to them. I have followed John Fardell's brilliant cartoon work in Viz for many years. High time this man got at least a knighthood if not a Nobel prize for literature.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful 8 Nov 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A wonderful and delightful book. My son (also called Louis!) loves this story. Louis and his sister go out for a walk when Louis gets eaten by a monster... then the monster gets eaten by a bigger monster and so on. I particularly like beautiful and detailed illustrations. On every page you can see a tiny piece of the next monster to appear, and Sarah's innovative inventions are fab! Highly recommended :-)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By LesleyP
My son and I first got this book from our local library. But after several attempts to get him to return it, I decided we'd better get a copy of our own. A lovely story where children have an adventure without Mum and Dad around, which is more unusual these days and the siblings get themselves out of trouble with their own ingenuity.
The 'monsters' have great names and the illustrations are superb. The text has repeated phrases to encourage interaction and it remains one of our favourites.
If I look forward to reading it. And reading it. And reading it.... without getting bored, it deserves its 5 stars from me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping tale 21 July 2012
My 4 year old boy is addicted to this book! He adores all the monsters and loves how there is a tiny bit of each monster shown in the page before it appears properly. Fabulous for getting boys into fiction through the dramatic storytelling but I am sure girls and boys will love it the same.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book review 3 Jun 2014
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An exciting story that holds the attention of a two year old as the tale is read and the pictures looked at
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By Mumof2
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Beautiful illustrations; I thought child might be scared but isn't at all just a great book and lovely to read to children so that they can enjoy the pictures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story with a female main character 27 Feb 2014
By wenga
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My 2 year old son loves this story. I bought it because it features a heroine, Sarah, who we follow throughout as she tries to save her little brother. So refreshing to have a female as the main character, which is why I bought the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab book 23 Jan 2014
By RaRaCut
Great family book - my 3.5 year old boy wants it virtually every night and his 5 year old brother enjoys reading it to him!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic stuff - just about to buy his other book
Fantastic stuff - just about to buy his other book... my little one year old enjoys this almost as much as I enjoy reading it. Brilliant drawings, very enjoyable story.
Published 10 months ago by Study Shortcuts and Exam Tips from Oxford Grads
5.0 out of 5 stars Just great!
The underhand humour in this story is enticing, producing guffaws galore from my little boy. The illustrations are compelling. A great read together story.
Published 13 months ago by BB85
5.0 out of 5 stars The day Louis got eaten
Got it because of the cover yes, you can sometimes judge a book by its cover! Its a funny book wondered where mum was though!
Published 14 months ago by D W
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic childrens book
I gave this book a 5 star rating as not only I loved it my child (5)loved it. He heard it at school and raved about it. Read more
Published 16 months ago by angela coull
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly funny!
Brilliantly funny book full of entertaining pictures with monsters hiding on each page and lots to looks at. My three year old loves it and voted for it as book of the year!
Published 16 months ago by Mum shopper
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
One of the best childrens books and have since bought more titles by this author which are also very good. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Miss Louise McLeod
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant fun!
fanastic book - loved equally by my 2 year old and 7 year old. full of imgaination, great illustrations, and a wonderful role model character in louis' big sister sarah. Read more
Published 19 months ago by sarah burton
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent buy!
My 3 1/2 year old daughter loves this story.It is officially her (and my!) favorite bedtime story.Especially with a little brother in it,my daughter can associate her and her baby... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Mandy J
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