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The Shopping Basket (Red Fox Picture Book) [Paperback]

John Burningham
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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15 Oct 1992 Red Fox Picture Book
Steven is sent out for groceries on to the mean street of the city with only a shopping basket for protection. There are several shady characters about who are offering to lighten the load of the basket by helping themselves to his provisions! Stephen's having none of it and with the help of some of the city's less attractive sights he outsmarts all of them and makes it home in time for tea. With the pictures telling as much of the story as the text, children and adults alike will appreciate the humour and observations from this well known children's author.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Red Fox; New Ed edition (15 Oct 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099899302
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099899303
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 0.3 x 28.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Burningham is one of the most prestigious and well-loved illustrators working in the children's book field today. Trained at the Central School of Art, his first picture book, Borka was published in 1963. He has won the Kate Greenaway Award twice for Borka and Mr Gumpy's Outing, and has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning over 45 years.

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"A classic story" (Nursery World)

"One of the best writers in the business" (Financial Times)

"The language of children is Burningham's" (TES)

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Tea-time is looming, and Steven is sent out to the corner shop. Along the way he meets several shady characters who are only too willing to lighten Steven's basket by helping themselves to his shopping! Only by his quick wits can Steven outsmart the bullies and save his tea.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Shopping Basket is a must 18 Nov 2009
A Kid's Review
Format:Paperback
This is a favourite of mine. My mum read it with different voices for each of the animals and it had us rolling about with laughter. The pictures are great and its a bit surprising because he doesnt look like the sort of boy who would stand up to bullies. I will read this book to my children.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the shopping basket 21 Feb 2011
Format:Paperback
This book was fantastic fun for my Reception class. We used it first as a funny story and secondly as a way of talking about subtraction. Excellent fun to act out too!.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Suprise! 26 Oct 2011
Format:Paperback
We got The Shopping Basket out at the library and my son loved this book. We had to buy it as we couldn't just keep on re-newing it every month. He loves the humour and how the boy Steven outwits each animal that tries to take from his shopping basket on his route home. The pictures may seem a bit dated now but the story more than makes up for it. It's helped my son learn to read and he gets great enjoyment telling me what happens to each animal as they fall for Steven's plan to get away from them. I didn't hold any high hopes for it when we first sat down to read it, but what a suprise. A simple but really clever story. Well worth reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shopping list 29 Mar 2011
By Owl VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A good book which the children I work with loved. They liked trying to remember all what the character had to go for and loved all the characters that he met. They loved the colours in the book. Would reommend this for preschool children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kids favourite 23 May 2010
Format:Paperback
My children, now teenagers, loved this book. We unearthed it during a recent 'clear out' and under no circumstances could we get rid of it! They still remembered it with fondness and so did I. There are different characters in the story and the fun is creating different voices for each one, you can't help yourself really. I bought the new one for a friends grandchild and I'm sure it will be as loved and as well read as our copy.
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32 of 40 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
The Shopping Basket is a well written, humourous and intelligently written book, that a child can't help but return to time and time again to read with amusement awe and admiration for a fellow peer.
Steven is asked to run a simple errand by his mother. It invloves a trip to the local corner shop but on the way home... Steven meets a rich and varied range of animals demanding his shopping with menaces. After cunningly dealing with each animal in turn, he arrives home, but where his efforts appreciated?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Prompt delivery. 3 May 2014
By kc
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This is a favourite, I think the surprising things that happen and the ingenious way the boy deals with them appeals to my children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book 29 Dec 2013
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This book was around when my children were young and now I read it to my grandchildren. Great book. Recommended.
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a great story
Published 7 days ago by treehuggerjmb
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book delivered very promptly.
Published 11 days ago by Westlecup
5.0 out of 5 stars a great book for Early Years
So much mileage here - the children love it and so do we - links to role play, maths, Literacy, - well you can link it to anything, but best of all it is an entirely enjoyable... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Moriel Gidney
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story, it makes us laugh
Great story, it makes us laugh, has room for empathy. it encourages counting, memory and discussion. An all time favourite
Published 1 month ago by Polly
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Fantastic read!
Published 1 month ago by Emma Caldwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Lovely book
Published 2 months ago by mrs j foster
3.0 out of 5 stars The Shopping Basket
I read it out to children at nursery, but did not get a great feeling back. I read the book again to another group, same again. Read more
Published 12 months ago by cyrilla
5.0 out of 5 stars super book for recpetion class
Lovely book with great pictures and a story with a twist. A classic that still works today. Good for prediction.
Published 20 months ago by Nic
5.0 out of 5 stars The Shopping Basket
Fabulous book, needed new copy as other one worn out! Arrived promptly, good value for money, can't say more really
Published 23 months ago by Mr. K. Gordon
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book but I wanted and was expecting a mini book so was rather...
Good book but I wanted and was expecting a mini book so was rather disappointed.I do not wish to write any more thank you! Happy christmas and a good New Year!
Published 23 months ago by A. C. Junkison
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