Tow-Truck Pluck (Hardback)Annie Schmidt (author), Fiep Westendorp (illustrator), David Colmer (translator)
Hardback 208 Pages
Pluck has been driving all over town in his little red tow truck, looking for a home. When he finds out there's a room going free in the Pill Building he goes straight there and moves in. Right away he makes lots of friends, including Zaza the cockroach and Dolly the pigeon. Now his adventures can begin... Blending realistic characters with the fantastic, full of adventure and humour, Tow-Truck Pluck is an unforgettably offbeat children's classic in the vein of Roald Dahl's The BFG, and one of the Netherlands most popular children's books of all time.
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 816 g
Dimensions: 250 x 190 x 20 mm
Miracle of concise writing, singing dialogue and witty storytelling... This seemingly simple book sprinkles big ideas throughout with impressive lightness: the infantilisation of grown-ups (and vice versa), the importance f grown-ups (and vice versa), the importance of friends and keeping your chin up. Boy, could we all use a bit of Pluck right now The Times Pushkin Press do the hard work for parents, tracking down the best in European kids' books, translating, repackaging and producing such gems as Tow-Truck Pluck from the Netherlands. The perfect holiday read for families needing to be cheered up post-Brexit Philosophy Football This is witty storytelling at its very best... Tow-Truck Pluck is a timeless classic that is destine to become a firm favourite with young UK audiences Outside in World A beautiful object... charming Tony's Reading List (blog) Joyous, liberating and moving Hervormd Nederland A delight ... Schmidt's books never grow stale De Morgen A great choice... for parents and teachers seeking imaginative, illustrated chapter books for reading aloud Booklist
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