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Molly and Her Dad

Molly and Her Dad

Molly is not quite sure what her dad is like. He lives a whole plane ride away. But when he comes to visit, Molly begins to find out. At first Molly thinks he is rather strange, but soon discovers that she and her dad are like peas in a pod. Ages 4-8.

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ISBN 9781921272554
Barcode 9781921272554
Published 1 August 2008 by Hardie Grant Egmont
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Ormerod, Jan
Illustrated by Thompson, Carol
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ISBN-13 9781921272554
ISBN-10 1921272554
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Hardie Grant Egmont
Imprint Little Hare
Publication Date 1 August 2008
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ormerod, Jan
Illustrated by Thompson, Carol
Category Picture Storybooks
Australian
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 258mm
Height: 262mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 440g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914;823.914
Catalogue Code 36139

Description of this Book

Molly is not quite sure what her dad is like. He lives a whole plane ride away. But when he comes to visit, Molly begins to find out. At first Molly thinks he is rather strange, but soon discovers that she and her dad are like peas in a pod. Ages 4-8.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

US Review Molly, a storyteller with spunk, spins fables about her absent father. Told she's the spitting image of her dad, Molly creates the perfect father of her dreams through elaborate tales. In reality, Molly knows very little about him until his visit reveals their similarities. Dad's zany and exuberant style initially leaves his young daughter cold: Hello my little Mollymaloola! he cries; My name is Molly, is her terse reply. Eventually, however, his visit to Molly's class strengthens their relationship, when, just like his daughter, Molly's dad demonstrates his own spectacular storytelling skills. The growing love between a father and daughter is aptly portrayed through whimsical colors; Thompson expertly utilizes line and perspective in the mixed-media illustrations to highlight this familial relationship, liberal smudges of charcoal and pencil lending spontaneity and energy to each spread. Ormerod's spare text deftly captures Molly's child-centered concerns, appropriately focusing on the here-and-now and not addressing why he lives so far away. This delightful offering is a genuine celebration of the nontraditional family. (Picture book. 4-7) (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author's Bio

Jan Ormerod is a multi-award winning author and illustrator both within Australia and internationally. Her most recent book, Maudie and Bear, was published in October 2010 to critical acclaim. Carol Thompson is the award-winning illustrator of numerous books for children, as well as some picture books of her own. Her illustrations provide a buoyancy and childhood approach.

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