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Oscar and Arabella Hot Hot Hot Paperback – 16 Oct 2008

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (16 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340970030
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340970034
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 0.4 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,475,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Oscar and Arabella are endearing woolly mammoths who yearn for adventures as long as they aren't scary. Stone Age life can be perilous but there's fun too, and ultimately they have one another. Glasgow-based Neal Layton uses mixed media, including collage and felt-tip to create his anarchic books. (Glasgow Herald)

This is a most original and inventive book, as well as being a good introduction to woolly mammoths and the concept of extinction.
The illustrations are lively and simple and Oscar and Arabella are depicted in a cartoon style, while background detail, such as the graffiti in the cave where they are doing their prehistoric painting, adds some fun.
The fonts used for the descriptive words are bold and provde a visual equivalent to inomatopoeia. 'Dark' is big and black and blocky, 'fall over' is italicised and wobbly and 'fast' has speed lines in front of it.
Altogether, this is an enjoyable story in simple language, and it should provide an enticing introduction to prehistory.

(Early Years Educator)

A lively and amusing tale...with fun comic illustrations. (family interest magazine)

Great splashy cartoony pictures of the mammoths and their chums accompany this original non-slushy tale. Fun for the four and fives. (Newbury weekly news)

Book Description

Those lovable mammoths are back in this paperback reissue of Neal Layton's fabulous Hot Hot Hot!

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This is another fab book for getting young children to think about ice ages and the environment. The story is great and the illustrations just wonderful - lots of comic expressions!
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HASH(0x8a0776b4) out of 5 stars Silly quirky book 18 Sept. 2007
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My three year-old son and I really like this book. It's silly and quirky. A simple little fun book which will introduce kids to mammoths that lived during the last ice age.
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HASH(0x8a11484c) out of 5 stars Review by GMC level 1, 2006 29 Mar. 2006
By PrincessPerky - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I like the book "Hot Hot Hot". Neal Layton is the author and the illustrator. The book is about the Ice age. In the summer it gets hotter and hotter. Oscar cuts his hair. He cuts Arabellas too. I think children would like this book
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