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The Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster: Big Book [Paperback]

David Conway , Melanie Williamson

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4 Nov 2010

Little Miss Muffet is bored of her own nursery rhyme so goes in search of a new nursery rhyme to be in. But before you can say Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, the whole book of rhymes is thrown into chaos!

With some of the most favourite rhymes, including The Grand Old Duke of York, Jack and Jill, Hickory, Dickory, Dock, Ding, Dong, Bell, Hey Diddle, Diddle, Sing a song of Sixpence, The Queen of Hearts, and Little Miss Muffet.

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David Conway is a children's picture book author who has written for Hodder, Random House, Frances Lincoln and Gullane Children's Books. He has been awarded The Peter Pan Silver Star by the Swedish wing of the IBBY and the Parents' Choice Gold Award in the US for Lila and the Secret of Rain. His first picture book The Most Important Gift of All illustrated by Karin Littlewood, was nominated for The Kate Greenaway Medal in 2006. More recently Bedtime Hullabaloo! illustrated by Charles Fuge has also been nominated for the 2011 prize.

The Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster was chosen as one of the children's books of the year 2008 by Nicolette Jones of The Sunday Times and was shortlisted for the 2009 Sheffield Children's Book Award. Shine Moon Shine was chosen as one of the top ten picture books of 2008 by The Bookbag.

David's picture books are published in the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Spain (Catalan and Spanish) Columbia, Korea the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, South Africa and Japan. As well as writing David is a stay-at-home father and brings up his two children Bess and Jude and a cat called Bobby. David's wife works in academic publishing.

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... gorgeous pages filled (by Melanie Williamson) with colour, action, incident and pattern. (THE TIMES)

"Melanie Williamson's illustrations are eye-catchingly quirky and superbly original." (The Observer)

'The colourful vibrant pictures perfectly illustrate this funny tale.'


(Family Interest Magazine)

'It's an amusingly anarchic take on a familiar format, with matchingly madcap illustrations' (Carousel)

It's playful, it's silly, it's great. Recommended. (Bookbag)

Delightfully busy and quirky. (School Librarian)

Will delight younger readers. (Maternity & Infant)

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Shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2009, this is a vibrant BIG BOOK of the best-loved nursery rhymes.

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