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The Pickle-Smith Trunk-Warmer: an illustrated book for children age 8/9/10/11/12 (childrens books) [Kindle Edition]

James Daniel
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Book Description

Indigo (Indy) Pickle-Smith is a brainy young inventor – and his latest gizmo is his best ever. The Pickle-Smith Trunk-Warmer is a must-have for elephants...at last they can go skiing and not worry about TrunkFrost.

That is, if the Trunk-Warmer works! And if Indy can find a real elephant to test it on…

Join Indy as he jets off to Africa, where he meets a shy elephant and clashes with a savage band of jungle trolls. Will he escape their warty clutches? Will he get to test his invention?

And come to think of it, do elephants want to go skiing anyway?


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3130 KB
  • Print Length: 111 pages
  • Publisher: Childrens Books for Kindle (24 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00926N3R0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #443,499 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Instant Classic! 28 Nov. 2010
Format:Paperback
Indigo Pickle-Smith, 11 years and two months old, is a frustrated young inventor. His creations have livened up the sleepy village of Topsy-on-the-Wibble, but they've been just a little too lively for `the Colonel', a reluctant `guinea-pig' of an uncle, who's had to road-test all his crazy projects to date.

Could Indy's breakthrough as an inventor lie in The Pickle-Smith Trunk-Warmer? It's a fluffy thermal sock designed to protect elephants' trunks from the bitter cold - an ideal accessory for any jumbo with a passion for skiing. Road-testing the product with the pet elephant of the village's most unpleasant boy does not go well, but maybe help lies further afield. And so, Indy embarks on a trip to Africa in the hope of finding a willing elephant prepared to try out the trunk-warmer - but will the journey be in vain?

James Daniel's book is not only an imaginative story, entertainingly and amusingly told, but is also a feast for the eyes, thanks to drawings, maps, diagrams and newspaper mock-ups, for which Daniel collaborated with illustrator Gavin Brearey. Fittingly inventive, The Pickle-Smith Trunk-Warmer is enormous fun for children and adults alike, and an ideal gift for Christmas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
TPSTW is a ripping yarn for pre-12 children telling (hopefully only the first installment of) the story of Indigo 'Indy' Pickle-Smith. Indy is a serial inventor of such impressive gadgets as the Pickle-Smith Alien-Translator TM, and the Pickle-Smith Kung-Fu-Matic Robot TM. This story focuses on his fight to get recognition for the Pickle-Smith Trunk-Warmer, a design to prevent elephants from getting trunk frost when skiing. Despite attention from the vile Hugo, cannibals in Africa and a cat on a hang-glider Indy......but that would be giving the story away wouldn't it :-).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book for children 8+ 4 Sept. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A wonderful children's story written by a very witty and articulate author. The illustrations only add to what is a great book suitable for children of eight and over. I thoroughly recommend it :)
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