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The Hill and The Rock Paperback – 2 Jun 2011

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Andersen Press; Reprint edition (2 Jun. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849393052
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849393058
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 0.3 x 27.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 325,606 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

David McKee's first book was published in 1964. His books are now published in many languages throughout the world, and many of them have been adapted for television. He is one of the leading contemporary children's book creators.

David McKee was born and brought up in South Devon, where he went from grammar school to Plymouth Art College. Whilst still at college he started selling one-off cartoons to newspapers and on graduation, he began to contribute to such publications as Punch, Times Education Supplement and the Reader's Digest. His first book, Two Can Toucan was published in 1964 and since then he has written and illustrated numerous children's books. As well as his own books, which include the popular best-selling Elmer series, David illustrates for a number of other writers including Michael Bond's Paddington Bear and Forrest Wilson's SuperGran books.

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"Good fun with loads of colourful pictures!" (Eastern Daily Press)

"A very funny book based on one very quirky idea." (Jo Heffer The Bookbag)

"His words and pictures . . . enter into the young child's own world and appeal to their own particular send of humour." (Books For Your Children)

"A quirky story. Fans of McKee's other works will not be disappointed." (EYE)

Book Description

Being content with your lot is the theme of this wonderfully quirky picture book from the creator of NOT NOW, BERNARD.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Opoku on 19 Jan. 2014
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Excellent book for the classroom. Loads of great lesson cross curricular ideas. A good book to plan a sequence of lessons.
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By spud on 1 Jun. 2015
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lovely story year 2/3 loved it
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By innes armstrong on 17 Sept. 2014
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kids love
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. L. D. Thompson on 29 Mar. 2009
Format: Paperback
The book is really good and we used it for year one literacy. The children thought it was excellent. However, it was not worth £20.00 for a second-hand book.
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Amazon.com: 2 reviews
another cautionary tale from David McKee 1 Dec. 2000
By bookaddict - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is another charming example of David McKee's wonderful illustrations. In this story a couple live on the only hill for miles around, so it's rather a tourist attraction. The view is great, except for a huge rock in front of the kitchen window. After much nagging from the wife the husband finally removes the stone and rolls it down the hill. The ensuing hissing noise continues until the hill goes flat and then becomes a valley. That'll teach you not to be content with what you've got!! Well, the situation is remedied and lemonade is made from lemons... not a really original moral, but an amusing story still.
What makes it special is how David McKee illustrates it. With a combination watercolor/comic book panel treatment, the details are multitude. He is never lazy with the particularities of the inhabitants of his world... each is a character, even when there are crowd scenes.
I more highly recommend "the Sad Story of Veronica who played the violin..." but the illustrations of both are priceless.
A Great Message 24 Aug. 2012
By Debbie S. Glade - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The Hill and the Rock, written and illustrated by David McKee, will surely entertain you. It's a story about Mr. and Mrs. Quest, who live high on a hill. People come from near and far to see the lovely view from the hill. Everything is perfect - except for one thing; there's a giant rock blocking the view from their kitchen window. Hmm. What do you suppose they did about it? And what happened after that?

The story line of The Hill and the Rock is very imaginative, and the ultra colorful illustrations add an extra creative layer to satisfy readers. The book teaches children to be appreciative of what they already have and to use their imaginations to solve their problems. The moral of this story may not be unique, but the book certainly is! I highly recommend it.

Author/illustrator David McKee is well known for his best-selling Elmer Books, (the colorful patchwork elephant) which I also highly recommend.
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